Saturday, July 11, 2015

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

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]