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Master's Degree holder, telecommuting from the hot tub, proud Darwinian Dawkobot, and pirate librarian belly-dancer bohemian secret agent scribe on a mission to rescue bloggers from the wholesome clutches of the pious backstabbing girl fridays of the world.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Calder Countdown

Well, it's been a surreal many ways.

This Sunday marks the closing of the exhibition of The Surreal Calder at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. I managed to get away from work and take a docent tour. If you're in the Twin Cities area this weekend, make sure that you get to it. It's a must-see.

The exhibition includes his trademark mobiles (a mechanical engineer, he invented them and coined the term), several of his constellations, his "monsters," his found objects, and best of all, a twenty-minute film of Calder's famous Circus (click here to see a video clip). His stuff is so incredible, so whimsical, so funny, and so touching. Of the surrealists, Calder is one of my favorites.


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