Melting Bierstadt

Check out this post from the Brooklyn Museum of Art…in which our painting of a waterfall inspires a charred, warped, tumbling-to-the-floor sculpture of a painting of a waterfall. Fascinating.

Valerie Hegarty’s piece is now on view as part of the Brooklyn Museum’s new contemporary art exhibition. (See more of Hegarty’s work. Warning: Conservators, please avert your eyes!)

Our Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite will be back on view in February, 2009 as part of the Highlights of the American Collection exhibition. Meanwhile, you can learn more about it on ArtNC.


  1. Chad
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    The folks over at Brooklyn posted a follow up to their story on the Valerie Hegarty piece: complete with a conservator! on video!

  2. Posted May 8, 2009 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    Hi Chad,

    We just got Valerie Hegarty speaking on camera for a follow-up video we are working on. It would be great if we could cut to your Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite which she talks about in the footage (including naming your museum -yay!). Let me know if you’d be down with that?

  3. Chad
    Posted May 11, 2009 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    Shelley–Certainly. That’s very cool. I’ll email you with a high-res image. Can’t wait to see the video. Thanks–

  4. Posted May 13, 2009 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    Hi Chad,

    Thanks for the image! The video is now live on YouTube!

  5. Posted May 14, 2009 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Hi Chad!
    Thanks for being excited about the imagined demise of Bridal Veil Falls. I hope to visit the original someday at your museum! Valerie

  6. Kelly
    Posted August 7, 2009 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    Check out the massive Bierstadt in St. Johnsbury, Vermont at the Athenium Library downtown.


One Trackback

  1. [...] its inspiration from another work, Bridal Veil Falls owned by the North Carolina Museum of Art. One quick comment on the NCMA blog and we had a high resolution file to incorporate into our little video, [...]

Post a Comment

Your email is never shared. Required fields are marked *