Firebird

Charlotte Symphony

Friday and Saturday the Charlotte Symphony is trying something new. The symphony will perform its KnightSounds Series concert, A Night In New York inside the Knight Theater but also for the public outside. 

A Trifling Place, Episode #17: Charlotte's Public Art

Apr 18, 2014
Tanner Latham

Welcome to A Trifling Place, a podcast dedicated to exploring the ins-and-outs of Charlotte.

Overall, Charlotte has more than 100 pieces of public art. In this episode, we’re going to take a tour of a few of them. 


Firebird Patrol

Sep 4, 2012
Tanner Latham

One of the most popular Uptown photo ops during the DNC will be the Firebird, the tall, mirrored glass sculpture standing outside the Bechtler Museum. 

That kind of publicity is priceless, but the museum knows the exposure could also attract vandals. And it has taken measures to try to prevent that.

Cathie Burns is the collections management assistant at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. She’s got her normal day-to-day tasks…

“Taking light levels and humidity levels in the galleries, pest management, temperature, things like that,” she says.