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A Shattered Adam Statue Comes to Life at the Met


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.

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