Still in Motion

  • Hundreds of paper plates are set together to create a coarse-looking off-white sea coral reef.

    Tara Donovan, Untitled (Paper Plates), 2005. Paper plates and hot glue, 36 × 65 × 38 inches. Gift of Wanda Kownacki to the San José Museum of Art. 2022.17. © Tara Donovan, courtesy Pace Gallery. 

    Exhibition Celebration: Friday, September 6, 6–9pm
    Member Reception: Friday, September 6, 6–7pm

    Since 2005, the Calder Foundation has awarded the Calder Prize to contemporary artists whose innovative early works demonstrate their potential to shift how we think of art today. Still in Motion features the work of several Calder Prize awardees who are pushing the limits of sculpture through materials and references that speak uniquely to the contemporary moment. The exhibition will be presented concurrently with Calder: at home, among friends and is staged fifteen years after the San José Museum of Art’s exhibition Calder: Color in Motion, which explored Alexander Calder’s masterful and innovative transformations of form. Still in Motion honors the artist’s legacy as it continues to inspire artistic practice today. 


    Still in Motion is made possible by the SJMA Exhibitions Fund.

    Operations and programs at the San José Museum of Art are made possible by principal support from SJMA’s Board of Trustees, a Cultural Affairs Grant from the City of San José, and the Lipman Family Foundation; by lead support from the Adobe Foundation, Toby and Barry Fernald, Brook Hartzell and Tad Freese, the Richard A. Karp Charitable Foundation, Tammy and Tom Kiely, Kimberly and Patrick Lin, Yvonne and Mike Nevens, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Skyline Foundation, and the SJMA Director's Council and Council of 100; and with significant endowment support from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and the San José Museum of Art Endowment Fund established by the Knight Foundation at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.