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Bacchus Conservation Project: The Story of a Sculpture (Canceled)

  • Dates: March 7, 2020 - September 27, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Venue: East Building
  • Location: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607-6407
  • Admission: Free

About

This event has been canceled thru April 30th.

The Statue of Bacchus, which has undergone extensive research since the 1960s when the North Carolina Museum of Art realized it was a patchwork of marble fragments, returns on view in special exhibition Bacchus Conservation Project: The Story of a Sculpture. The exhibition explores the history of the sculpture, the scientific investigation, the conservation process and the making of it's new arm. The exhibition also features a marble touch station where visitors can learn about the different types of marble in the statue; a build your own god interactive station to customize a new Roman god; and the Story of Bacchus digital interactive, where visitors can explore the statues history and the far-flung origins of it's marble pieces.