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Best Antique IMAX: Albert Bierstadt's "The Domes of the Yosemite"

Best Antique IMAX

Albert Bierstadt's "The Domes of the Yosemite"

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art morsemuseum.org

Your new 75-inch 4K television may seem big, but it's got nothing on Albert Bierstadt's colossal oil painting "The Domes of the Yosemite," which recently concluded its post-restoration debut at Winter Park's Morse Museum. Occupying nearly 150 square feet of canvas, Bierstadt's massive landscape was the 1860s equivalent of IMAX 3-D. The painting's once-in-a-lifetime Orlando exhibition enthralled area art admirers, just as it once did author Mark Twain, until it returned to its Vermont home in July.