Unfinished Business

About the exhibition

Alexander Calder, Black: 17 Dots, 1959.
Sheet metal, paint, and steel wire; 38 x 48 in. diameter (96.5 x 122 cm diameter). Leonard and Ruth Horwich Family Loan, EL1995.9.

©2020 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Nathan Keay

Unfinished Business presents artworks that are perpetually incomplete. They exist in a state of ongoing change based on their surrounding environment, human intervention, or pure chance. Curated around a selection of Alexander Calder works from the Horwich Family Loan and from the MCA Collection, the artworks in Unfinished Business celebrate incompleteness and question the very idea of being “finished.”

Unfinished Business is organized by Michael Darling, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator. It is presented in the McCormick Tribune galleries on the museum’s second floor.