Saturday, July 11, 2015

"Adam," an animated 15th-century statue, tells how he broke into pieces and came together again

THE NEW YORK TIMES
By Frank Rose
Technicians installing the digital display. Credit Brian Harkin for The New York Time
NEW YORK---What if Adam could talk? Not just any Adam, but the 15th-century marble statue that crashed to the floor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art — all 6 feet 3 inches of him — one dismal October evening in 2002. The Adam that was recently, after a 12-year restoration project, installed in a special gallery for Venetian sculpture of the Renaissance. What might he say? For three weeks starting Saturday, visitors can find out. Reid Farrington, a multimedia director, has brought the statue to life, on a six-foot-high video screen at the center of the Venetian Sculpture Gallery. [link]