Alexander Calder brought motion to sculpture. An incredibly playful spirit, Calder channeled his joy into a deeply informed and influential body of work that spans mediums from simple line drawings to massive steel sculptures. Calder's work reminds us of childhood fantasies like infinite slides and
The husband and wife design team of Charles and Ray Eames began their joint career designing stretchers and leg splints from molded wood laminate during World War II. They continued to experiment with laminates and fiberglass in their postwar designing years, and exhibited the results at the San Fran
Diane Arbus is called the "Wizard of Odds" because her photographic subjects have included circus freaks, nudists, mentally retarded adults, eccentrics, homeless people, orgiasts, and outcasts. Her work has been dubbed "grotesque," "hateful," and "in bad taste." Norman Mailer stated the prevailing se
Video art -- that amorphous, ill-defined, ubiquitous beast of the art world -- is blessed with the presence of pioneer Bill Viola. He is one of the few contemporary Video artists who explores the medium both conceptually and sensually, rather than using it as a narrative document or film substitute.