Sculpture from the Collection 1960–1969

Jun 25, 2016–Jul 14, 2017

MoMA

Image of The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at The Museum of Modern Art. Pictured: Alexander Calder. Sandy’s Butterfly. 1964. Painted sheet steel and iron rods. Gift of the artist. © 2016 Calder Foundation, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photos: Gus Powell
  • MoMA, Floor 1, Sculpture Garden The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden

This installation brings together a selection of sculptures from the Museum’s collection made in the 1960s, extending to the Sculpture Garden the current organizing principle of the Museum’s fourth-floor collection galleries. Included are David Smith’s Cubi X (1963), an abstract construction of stainless steel geometric forms that evokes the human figure, and Alexander Calder’s Sandy’s Butterfly (1964), a 13-foot-tall colorful steel sculpture with a mobile top that the artist gave to MoMA in 1966. These works join longtime Sculpture Garden inhabitants, such as Barnett Newman’s Broken Obelisk (1967). Favorites like Pablo Picasso’s She Goat (1950) and Aristide Maillol’s The River (1943) will remain on view alongside these works from the 1960s.

Organized by the Department of Painting and Sculpture.

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden exhibitions are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

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