The Firebird: Celebrating Five Years in Charlotte
Location: Fourth-floor gallery On View: September 10, 2014 – February 18, 2015
The Firebird: Celebrating Five Years in Charlotte highlights the presence of the Firebird from its 2009 installation on the Bechtler plaza to its current popularity with the public and myriad photo seekers. The 17-foot whimsical sculpture was created in 1991 by Niki de Saint Phalle and is covered from top to bottom in pieces of mirrored and colored glass.
Cleaning the Firebird, September 2013 © Wendy Yang Photography
Installation of the Firebird, October 2009 Photo by the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Firebird Unveiling Ceremony, November 2009 © Nancy Pierce
New Year's Eve, 2011 © Patrick Schneider