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The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC offers us a virtual exhibit of sculpturs and mobiles by Alexander Calder in two formats. One is with images and text and has no special requirements. The other offers 3-D strolls through the National Gallery of Art to see the pieces and hear the supporting information about Calder's...
The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC offers us a virtual exhibit of sculpturs and mobiles by Alexander Calder in two formats. One is with images and text and has no special requirements. The other offers 3-D strolls through the National Gallery of Art to see the pieces and hear the supporting information about Calder's efforts and results. This version requires Apple Quick Time VR, and Real Player. All plug-ins and players are available for free from the opening page of this virtual tour. Information for both Macs and PCs is included. The actual tour is organized around twleve different time periods in Calder's career from his early works and wire sculptures to his jewelry, moblies, bronzes, and monumental sculptures. The information is organized well and presented in a thoughtful manner. You choose which rooms and what you want to visit in the exhibit, just like you would if you were actually at the National Gallery of Art.
College General Ed
Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: If you are a Macintosh or PC user, the virtual tours can be viewed with version 3.x of QuickTime or higheron any browser version 3.x or higher. Also required: frames-enabled browser; 16" monitor (800 x 600 resolution) or larger; resized browser window to maximum width at 800 x 600 resolution; bandwidth considerations: file sizes vary from approximately 2k to 150k; allocate as much memory to your browser as possible.
To view the video segments, we strongly recommend using a 28.8 modem or higher. (Video, photographed by Roger Sherman, ? 1998 National Gallery of Art). To access the RealAudio and RealVideo segments, you must have already installed or download RealPlayer from the RealNetworks Web site.