National Gallery of Art - EXHIBITIONS
Image: Alexander Calder: 1898 - 1976

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of Alexander Calder: 1898 - 1976. This exhibition was on view at the Gallery March 29 - July 12, 1998. See also, exhibition overview and related links.

Start Calder Virtual Tour
(Apple QuickTime VR required)

See below for technical requirements.

Virtual Tour Technical Requirements

This virtual tour allows you to navigate through panoramas of the exhibition galleries. As you walk through the space, you can select specific works of art for larger image views, close-up details, and more information.

Macintosh | Windows | Navigation Note | Audio/Video Segments | Virtual Tour FAQs

Macintosh
If you are a Macintosh user, our virtual tours can be viewed with version 5.x of QuickTime or higher on any browser version 4.x or higher. Follow the directions on the Apple site for installation or visit our VR Tour FAQ for more information.

Download QuickTime for Power PC Macintosh.

Download QuickTime for 68020, 68030, or 68040 processor-based Macs.

Also required: frames-enabled browser; 15" 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 200k; allocate as much memory to your browser as possible.

Windows
If you are a Windows user, our virtual tours can be viewed with version 5.x of QuickTime or higher on any browser version 4.x or higher. Follow the directions on the Apple site for installation or visit our VR Tour FAQ for more information.

Download QuickTime for Windows 98/NT/Me/2000/XP.

Also required: frames-enabled browser; 15" monitor (800 x 600 resolution) or larger; resized window to maximum width at 800 x 600 resolution; bandwidth considerations: file sizes vary from approximately 2k to 200k; allocate as much memory to your browser as possible.

Navigation Note
Photographic panoramas of the exhibition galleries can be navigated by clicking and dragging. Below is a basic guide to keyboard and cursor navigation options. For a more detailed description, see our FAQs about Navigation.

Keyboard Options Cursor Indications
Zoom in Click for object view and information or to move to next panorama
Zoom out Click and drag to navigate

Audio/Video Segments
Audio segments are from the recording made for the exhibition (© 1998 Acoustiguide Corporation and National Gallery of Art). To listen to the audio files, click on an audio icon when it appears with an object: RealAudio icon for RealAudio format.

Narrations are by Marla Prather, the exhibition's curator, and Alexander S. C. Rower, director of The Alexander and Louisa Calder Foundation, and grandson of the artist.

To view the video segments, we strongly recommend using a 56k or higher bandwidth connection. (Video, photographed by Roger Sherman, © 1998 National Gallery of Art)

To access the RealAudio and RealVideo segments, you must download RealPlayer from the RealNetworks Web site.

© 2000 Estate of Alexander Calder/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Start Calder Virtual Tour
(Apple QuickTime VR required)