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Alexander Calder 

When: Thursdays, Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Wednesdays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 12 2015
Price: free admission
With the precision of an expert toymaker and the innovation of a true artist, Alexander Calder created large-scale mobiles that introduced kinetics to the world of sculpture. The artist, who adored both abstraction and verisimilitude, receives a beautiful exhibition in Calder Lightness. The show takes full advantage of the gorgeous natural light that streams into the Pulitzer Arts Foundation's upper galleries (3716 Washington Boulevard; 314-754-1850 or www.pulitzerarts.org). Carmen Gimenez, who curated a phenomenal Calder exhibition at Spain's Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, guest-curates this show. Calder perfectly captures the interplay between stillness and movement, shadow and light, gravity and unbounded hope. The exhibition opens at 10 a.m. Friday, May 1, and the show remains up through Saturday, September 12. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Admission is free.
— Brooke Foster

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