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Alexander Calder’s sculpture Tableau Noir (The Blackboard) Outside the Smithsonian American Art Museum

by Prince Of Petworth February 11, 2013 at 10:05 pm 5 Comments

From the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s blog Eye Level:

If you visit our museum within the next year, you will be greeted on the left side of the 8th and G-street entrance by Tableau Noir (The Blackboard), done in 1970. It is on loan to the Smithsonian American Art Museum from a private collection.

To see more photographs from Saturday morning, visit the Lunder Conservation Center’s Facebook page or the Museum’s Flickr set.

  • Anonymous

    Not a fan of Calder at all. Especially not the “stabiles”. They are mind numbing to me.

  • I love Calder, clean and precise but still whimsical enough not to be oppresive.

    • Anonymous

      mondrian fan?

      • Anonymous

        This isn’t like Mondrian at all.

  • BP

    Nearly an exact replica of what’s currently on display atop my coffee table!

    It’s on loan from my three-year old’s private collection…

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