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Art Break: Calder and Miró Are the Focus at Pace and Aquavella Galleries

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, May 22, 2017

This week Art Break is all about classic examples of art (not classical art, that’s something else entirely). Every entry is the gold standard of its movement or an artist’s output and seeing them is key to understanding why the visual arts are so important. All of these choices are favorites with us, but we’ll highlight the special double show of Calder and Miró in our midtown and uptown entries. This unique collaboration of galleries allows the visitor to compare the ideas and creations of two great artists who were also good friends. So take a break from your busy week and look at some world class art, all for free.

Art Break Downtown:

Where: Dia:Art, 141 Wooster Street

When: Now through June 10, Wed – Sun: 12-6, closed from 3-3:30pm, reopens September 6

Who: Walter de Maria: The New York Earth Room

What: 250 cubic yards of earth, 22 inches deep and weighing 280,000 pounds in 3,600 square feet of floor space

Why: The ultimate statement in conceptual sculpture

 Art Break Chelsea:

Where: Maxwell Davidson Gallery, 521 West 26th Street

When: Now through June 30, Mon-Sat: 10-6

Who: Henry Moore

What: Bronze sculptures from abstract to figural

Why: One of the most famous names in 20th Century sculpture, do we have to say more?

 Art Break Midtown (up to 59th Street, East or West):

Where: Pace, 32 East 57th Street

When: Now through June 30, Tue – Sat: 10-6

Who: Calder/Miró: Constellations – Part 1

What: Two artists in conversation, this gallery shows Calder’s works

Why: Compare and contrast similar ideas from very different minds and hands

Art Break Above 60th Street (East or West):

Where: Acquavella Galleries, 18 East 79th Street

When: Now through May 26, Mon – Fri: 10-5

Who: Calder/Miró: Constellations – Part 2

What: Two artists in conversation, continuing with Miró’s works

Why: Twenty-three works of art created as statement of artistic freedom during a time of war



Cover: Alexander Calder: Constellation with Diabolo (1943); wood, wire and paint 24-1/2″ x 18-1/4″ x 16″ (62.2 cm x46.4 cm x 40.6 cm). No. 59770; Calder Foundation, New York Photograph by Tom Powel Imaging, courtesy of Pace Gallery© 2017 Calder Foundation, New York /Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.


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