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Artist Alexander Calder
Year 1968
Type sculpture
Dimensions 1050.0 cm (413 38 in)
Location National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°53′30″N 77°01′55″W / 38.89176900°N 77.03196700°W / 38.89176900; -77.03196700
Owner Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gwenfritz is a painted steel abstract stabile, by Alexander Calder. It is located at the National Museum of American History, at 14th Street, and Constitution Avenue, in Washington, D.C.[1]

It was dedicated on June 2, 1969.[2] In 1983, it was relocated from the west front fountain plaza, to a corner location. [3] It is planned to be relocated to its original location.

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  1. ^ "Gwenfritz, (sculpture)". SIRIS
  2. ^ "Caftolin or Gwenfritz?", The Washington Post, Meryle Secrest, June 4, 1969
  3. ^ "Calder: Out of Site", The Washington Post, Robert Hilton Simmons, March 30, 1984

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