Photo credit: © Expo 67 enthusiast and researcher, Julie Bélanger. Photo taken in 2007.
Alexander Calder's statue of "Man"
Originally located near the Scandinavian Pavilion on Île Sainte-Hélène, Calder's "Man" and the Time Capsule were later relocated together on the Belvedere of the north shore of sp;Île Sainte-Hélène, facing the river. Thus, the Time Capsule remains buried and will not be opened until May 17, 2067.
Expo 67 Time Capsule|
"L’HOMME", d’ Alexander Calder, oeuvre commanditee par
The International Nickel Company of Canada Limited a l’occasion d’Expo 67 et
offerte aux citoyens de Montréal le 17 Mai 1967, jour du 325 eme
anniversaire de leau ville.
Depuis, dans cadre d’importants travaux d’aménagement réalisés au cours des années 1991 et 1992, le stabile de Calder a été relocalise et intégré à ce nouveau site. Les documents scellés en 1967 ont aussi suivi et se retrouvent au pied de la sculpture tel qu’ l’origine.
"MAN", by Alexander Calder, commissioned by the International Nickel Company of Canada Limited, on the occasion of Expo 67, and donated to the citizens of Montréal on the 17th of May, 1967, on the occasion of the 325th anniversary of the city's founding.
Documents relating to that day's ceremony have been sealed beneath this plaque, in the hopes of conserving them until the 17th of May, 2067, where, if appropriate, the mayor of Montréal will learn of their contents.
That was in 1967.
Since then, during important landscaping of the site in 1991 and 1992, Calder's Stabile was moved and integrated to this present site. The documents sealed in 1967 were moved along with it, and are found at the foot of the sculpture, as they were originally.
To view a larger size photo of the plaque, please click here.
Researched by Frank Blakeley with our thanks. French to English text translation provided by Jason Stockl with our sincere thanks.
Related links: Julie Bélanger's "Expo 67: 40 Years Later" + Jason Stockl's Expo Lounge.