In conjunction with the pair of Alexander Calder sculptures on loan to the Museum from the Fisher Family collection, author and art critic Jed Perl will discuss Calder's work. A reception in the museum will follow.
Jed Perl has been the art critic at The New Republic since 1994. Among his books are Eyewitness: Reports from an Art World in Crisis, Antoine’s Alphabet: Watteau and His World, and New Art City: Manhattan at Mid-Century, which was a 2005 New York Times Notable Book and a 2005 Atlantic Monthly Best Book of the Year. He is currently working on the first full-length biography of Alexander Calder, to be published by Knopf, for which he has received both a Guggenheim Fellowship and a fellowship from the Leon Levy Center for Biography at CUNY.
This lecture has been organized by the Princeton University Art Museum, with support from the International Sculpture Center.