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Jed Perl against a bright yellow wall next to a corner of a red and black artwork.

Event Details

August 5, 2021
6:00 pm –7:00 pm


Members: Free
Not-Yet-Members: $16.50
Registration Required


High Museum of Art Online

Event Description

Book cover with "CALDER" in big red letters and photograph of Alexander Calder with his work.

Hear from art critic and author Jed Perl as he discusses his recently released book, Calder: The Conquest of Space. This is the concluding volume in the first biography of one of the most important, influential, and beloved sculptors of the twentieth century, Alexander Calder.

Jed Perl is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books. He was The New Republic’s art critic for twenty years and a contributing editor to Vogue for a decade and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. His previous books include Magicians and Charlatans, Antoine’s Alphabet, and New Art City, which was a New York Times Notable Book and an Atlantic Book of the Year.

Banner image credit: Jed Perl © Duane Michals