Meet Karl Im Obersteg and Rudolf Staechelin

Henriette Mentha, Curator of the Im Obersteg Collection, introduces Karl Im Obersteg and his collection, and Ruedi Staechelin, President of the Staechelin Family Foundation, introduces his grandfather Rudolf Staechelin and his collection. Selections from the Swiss collections are on view in Gauguin to Piscasso: Masterworks from Switzerland through January 10, 2016.

ArtGrams: Alexander Calder

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Via Instagrammer @kairilook: “Beyond the circus”

Installed in a staircase at the Phillips are three works by Alexander Calder from the museum’s collection: Red Polygons (c. 1950), Hollow Egg (1939), and Only, Only Bird (1951). In this month’s ArtGrams, we’re featuring your creative shots of all three.

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Via Instagrammer @badagarla: “‘Hollow Egg’ by Alexander Calder”

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Instagrammer @janouka caught Calder’s Only, Only Bird in profile

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Instagrammer @vajiajia: “Dance, #Calder, dance!”

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Instagrammer @leonieboothclibborn captured multiple shadows of Calder’s Hollow Egg

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Instagrammer @dave.wolanski: “#Chicken #butt, that’s what!”

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When Instagrammer @brennan_bok strips this image of color, it’s hard to tell what is mobile and what is shadow.

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Via Instagrammer @cra66x

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Instagrammer @burtatochanga snaps Calder’s Only, Only Bird from above

Studio Visit with Maggie Michael

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Vesela Sretenovic, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, introduces Maggie Michael.

Last month, Phillips Contemporaries got a peek into DC-based artist Maggie Michael‘s artistic practice with a studio visit. Michael discussed her work from early to present.

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(left) Maggie shares some of her early prints, Reflections on the Declaration of Independence (right) Phillips Contemporaries members take a closer look at the artist’s work

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Artist Maggie Michael discussing her work

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The artist’s studio

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The artist and Contemporaries discuss her more recent work