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The Whitney’s Collection:
Audio guide stop for Alexandar Calder, Calder’s Circus, 1926–31 

Alexander Calder (1898–1976). Clown, 1926–1931 from Calder’s Circus.  Galvainized steel wire, painted wood, cloth, yarn, leather, metal, and button, 10 1/2 × 7 3/4 × 5 3/4 in. (26.7 × 19.7 × 14.6 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from a public fundraising campaign in May 1982. One half the funds were contributed by the Robert Wood Johnson Jr. Charitable Trust. Additional major donations were given by The Lauder Foundation; the Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc.; the Howard and Jean Lipman Foundation, Inc.; an anonymous donor; The T. M. Evans Foundation, Inc.; MacAndrews & Forbes Group, Incorporated; the DeWitt Wallace Fund, Inc.; Martin and Agneta Gruss; Anne Phillips; Mr. and Mrs. Laurance S. Rockefeller; the Simon Foundation, Inc.; Marylou Whitney; Bankers Trust Company; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth N. Dayton; Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz; Irvin and Kenneth Feld; Flora Whitney Miller. More than 500 individuals from 26 states and abroad also contributed to the campaign.83.36.3a–h © 2015 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), N.Y
Alexander Calder (1898–1976). Clown, 1926–1931 from Calder’s Circus. Galvainized steel wire, painted wood, cloth, yarn, leather, metal, and button, 10 1/2 × 7 3/4 × 5 3/4 in. (26.7 × 19.7 × 14.6 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from a public fundraising campaign in May 1982. One half the funds were contributed by the Robert Wood Johnson Jr. Charitable Trust. Additional major donations were given by The Lauder Foundation; the Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc.; the Howard and Jean Lipman Foundation, Inc.; an anonymous donor; The T. M. Evans Foundation, Inc.; MacAndrews & Forbes Group, Incorporated; the DeWitt Wallace Fund, Inc.; Martin and Agneta Gruss; Anne Phillips; Mr. and Mrs. Laurance S. Rockefeller; the Simon Foundation, Inc.; Marylou Whitney; Bankers Trust Company; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth N. Dayton; Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz; Irvin and Kenneth Feld; Flora Whitney Miller. More than 500 individuals from 26 states and abroad also contributed to the campaign.83.36.3a–h © 2015 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), N.Y

The Whitney's Collection audio guide playlist

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This audio guide highlights selected works by artists in The Whitney’s Collection. Curators, scholars, and artists provide additional commentary.

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1. Audio guide stop for Alexandar Calder, Calder’s Circus, 1926–31
2. Audio guide stop for Thomas Hart Benton, Poker Night (from A Streetcar Named Desire), 1948
3. Audio guide stop for Reginald Marsh, Twenty Cent Movie, 1936
4. Audio guide stop for Paul Cadmus, Sailors and Floosies, 1938
5. Audio guide stop for George Bellows, Dempsey and Firpo, 1924
6. Audio guide stop for Georgia O’Keeffe, Summer Days, 1936
7. Audio guide stop for Thomas Hart Benton, The Lord is my Shepherd, 1926
8. Audio guide stop for Elizabeth Catlett, Head, 1947
9. Audio guide stop for Arshile Gorky, The Artist and His Mother, c. 1926–36
10. Audio guide stop for Edward Hopper, Early Sunday Morning, 1930
11. Audio guide stop for George Tooker, The Subway, 1950
12. Audio guide stop for Jared French, State Park, 1946
13. Audio guide stop for Jared French, State Park, 1946
14. Audio guide stop for Man Ray, La Fortune, 1938
15. Audio guide stop for Elsie Driggs, Pittsburgh, 1927
16. Audio guide stop for Joseph Stella, The Brooklyn Bridge: Variation on an Old Theme, 1939
17. Audio guide stop for Charles Demuth, My Egypt, 1927
18. Audio guide stop for Marsden Hartley, Painting, Number 5, 1914–1915
19. Audio guide stop for Marsden Hartley, Painting, Number 5, 1914–1915
20. Audio guide stop for Willem de Kooning, Woman and Bicycle, 1952–53
21. Audio guide stop for Jackson Pollock, Number 27, 1950, 1950
22. Audio guide stop for Arshile Gorky, The Betrothal II, 1947
23. Audio guide stop for John Chamberlain, Velvet White, 1962
24. Audio guide stop for Mark di Suvero, Hankchampion, 1960
25. Audio guide stop for David Smith, Hudson River Landscape, 1951
26. Audio guide stop for David Smith, Running Daughter, 1956