Calder Gardens

Alexander Calder with Giraffe, 1973.
Calder in his New York City storefront studio, 1936.

A New Sanctuary Dedicated to the Art of Alexander Calder

A new initiative spotlighting the artistic genius and enduring impact of Alexander Calder will open in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. Featuring a building conceived by Pritzker Prize-winning design practice Herzog & de Meuron and gardens by internationally acclaimed Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf, Calder Gardens is dedicated to the art and ideas of Calder, a native Philadelphian and one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Read more.

The groundbreaking took place in fall 2022 and doors are scheduled to open to the public at the end of 2024.

Parkway Garden

Calder with Giraffe, Roxbury, 1941

Photograph by Herbert Matter

Highway and Tall Gallery

Open Plan Gallery

Vestige Garden

Sunken Garden


Calder in his New York City storefront studio, 1936

Photograph by Herbert Matter