In 1941, former Arts Club president Rue Shaw commissioned Alexander Calder to create the mobile Red Petals, a prominent part of the club’s collection. For this program, Calder and Shaw return to The Arts Club to share the letters, telegrams, and sketches that resulted in this iconic sculpture.
Dmitry Samarov as Alexander Calder
Jane Beachy as Rue Shaw
Izzy Olive as Isabel Jarvis
with host Paul Durica
This program made possible by the generous support of the Terra Foundation for American Art.