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Throwback Thursday: Mobile-Making Contest to Celebrate Calder in 1996

April 13, 2017

Winners of the Mobile-Making Contest to Celebrate Calder. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

In April 1996, in conjunction with the special exhibition Celebrating Calder (March 9–May 5, 1996), the Albright-Knox invited children to use their imaginations to create hanging mobiles, then enter them into a contest celebrating Alexander Calder, who originated this form of moving sculpture.

Winners in each of three categories (5 years old and younger, 6–12 years old, and 13–18 years old) had their mobiles hung at the Albright-Knox and received a $100 Savings Bond from M&T Bank, an overnight trip to Toronto for four people, tickets to the Ontario Science Center, and Albright-Knox admission and brunch for four people at the Garden Restaurant (a precursor to AK Café). Judging took place at the ChildFair & Expo at the Buffalo Convention Center on April 14, 1996.