Cleveland Museum of Art set to go high-tech

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Museum of Art is opening a high-tech gallery meant to electronically connect art fans and the museum's renowned collection.

It's called Gallery One and opens Monday.

Gallery One has a 40-foot multi-touch screen that displays images of more than 3,500 items from the collection.

It will allow visitors to match their faces to works of art or strike a pose from a Rodin sculpture.

Visitors can download tours or create their own on iPads. And a new iPad application will allow visitors to learn how works of art were created and where.

The museum is normally closed on Mondays but is opening for a series of special events marking the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.