Saturday, March 5, 2011

Hart Office Building

Mountains and Clouds
This past week the Iowa Credit Union people who went met with Senator Harkin (D-IA) in the Hart Office Building.

The centerpiece of the atrium is Alexander Calder’s mobile Mountains and Clouds.   The piece combines black aluminum clouds suspended above black steel mountains, with the tallest peak being 51 feet high.  It was one of Calder’s last works. The sculptor came to Washington on November 10, 1976 to make the final adjustments to his model, and died later that evening after returning to New York.

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