Lecture: Alexander Calder | Jed Perl


Lecture: Alexander Calder | Jed Perl

Thursday, May 1, 2014 @ 5:00 pm


McCormick 101

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.