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June 04, 2009


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Lanora Mueller

Thanks, Dominique, for this great review of Calder's art in Grand Rapids... and for introducing me to Calder's jewelry.


I was impressed by "The Calder" back in 1972 when I temporarily moved to the GR area for college. It is still impressive. Glad we got a chance to see it.


I knew a little about Alexander Calder, and learned more after doing a some research for an earlier post about finding a geocache near La Grande Vitesse. I didn't realize he did jewelry, or that he created so many pieces, until another travelblogger told me about the Met show.
Grand Rapids is less than three hours from here, and Tim has family there...so I'm hoping we'll be able to get back out there to see the Calder Jewelry show. I bet the pieces look stunning in person!
The GRAM is worth a visit if you ever go to Grand Rapids--for the collection of mostly modern art and/or to see the building and its unique LEED features.


Tim-We're seeing it again in, say, February...right? :)




archerfish-Thanks! The Calder always looks especially beautiful on a nice sunny day with a bright blue sky.

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