This Exhibit at the Baltimore Museum Features Fake Baiji Dolphin Bones

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Sep 25, 2015
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This exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art in Maryland suspends fake dolphin skeletons from the ceiling to create a haunting installation piece.

The work, by American installation artist Jonathan Latiano, is called 'Flight of the Baiji.' The Baiji were a variety of dolphin that lived in the Yangtze River in China. They are now extinct. The viewer has the experience of walking among the hanging dolphin "skeletons," suspended as if they were frozen in time, still floating in the water. The Baiji skeletons are in fact replicas made out of driftwood collected from local rivers -- although the effect is stunningly realistic.

The Baltimore Museum 'Flight of the Baiji' exhibit is a sobering reminder of the animal species that have been forever lost from Earth.