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Charlotte, North Carolina: Disco Chicken Team Field Report

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

420 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. In Center City Charlotte just blocks from I-77 and I-277 between Stonewall St. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in the newly-constructed Levine Center for the Arts (formerly the Wells Fargo Cultural Campus). Museum visitors receive discounted parking at Levine Center for the Arts garage at 550 South Tryon Street.
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Disco Chicken

Giant mirror ball chicken, an arty sculpture of a humanoid figure with wings and flared legs like bell-bottomed pants. Stands outside an art museum. Report... [03/22/2012]

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Disco chicken - the Firebird.

The Firebird

The 17-foot-tall, 1,433-pound Firebird, hand-decorated with over 7,500 pieces of mirrored and colored glass, stands in front of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.

It's supposed to be a representation of the Phoenix of Greek mythology, reflecting rebirth and renewal. Many people think it more closely resembles a long legged bird wearing bell-bottom pants, and have nicknamed it "Disco Chicken." Others think it looks like an escapee from an Anime cartoon! It does draw lots of attention and will draw you and your camera when you see it.

[Charlie P, 07/30/2015]
Disco Chicken

Disco Chicken is really cool when the sun hits the mirrors. We liked it!

[Carol, 03/22/2012]

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