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Calder, Alexander



  • Existence: 1898 - 1976

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Nancy Mulnix Tweddale papers

Identifier: Collection 001
Abstract The Nancy Mulnix Tweddale papers document Mulnix's leading role in Grand Rapids' acquisition of Alexander Calder’s monumental stabile, La Grande Vitesse, 1967-1969.The collection also includes information on Calder’s 1974 Calder on the Roof project, his two Flying Colors airplanes for Braniff and the annual Grand Rapids all volunteer Festival of the Arts, which continues to be held with La Grande Vitesse as its focus. Mulnix's 2002 additions to the collection document...
Dates: 1966-2004

Phillip T. Catalano Calder project

Identifier: Collection 221
Abstract Phillip T. Catalano was chairman of a committee of the Grand Rapids Transportation Club that oversaw shipping Alexander Calder's sculpture, La Grande Vitesse. This collection provides information on the process of moving the crates to Grand Rapids from the delivery point at the Detroit Harbor. The crates were shipped from Biemont Foundry in Tours, France via Antwerp on the Dutch ship, the Bonita. Phillip Catalano worked with other members of the Grand Rapids Transportation Club to achieve...
Dates: 1968-1984