La Grande Voile (The Big Sail) Sculpture (at MIT) - BOSTON, USA

"La Grande Voile" (The Big Sail) is a 1965 painted steel sculpture by Alexander Calder, installed in McDermott Court, on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus, in Cambridge, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Fabricated in France, Calder’s 33-ton sculpture was disassembled, shipped to Cambridge, and installed at MIT in 1966.

The sculpture was an early acquisition for MIT’s public art collection, which in 2006 was named one of the top 10 such collections in the United States.