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As Jim Morrison once bellowed, Hey Philadelphia do you feel alright?

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Eight colorful banners designed in the 1970s by Alexander Calder that were lost for decades, then thought destroyed, and then serendipitously found and displayed for about six weeks a decade ago — only to vanish again from public eye and memory — have been found once again, and will be exhibited permanently in the Parkway Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia.

On Tuesday, the first two of the Calder banners, newly cleaned and conserved, went up. Their new home is on the north wall of the library’s Robert and Eileen Kennedy Heim Center for Cultural and Civic Engagement, the only space with a ceiling high enough to accommodate the works, which range in length from 18 feet to nearly 27 feet.

To read more on the Inquirer:

https://www.inquirer.com/arts/alexander-calder-lost-banners-free-library-philadelphia-20200128.html

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