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Visiting Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Charlotte

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The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is a popular attraction place in the city of Charlotte, United States. This 36,000 sq. ft museum got its name from the Bechtler family, who were residents of the city and had helped in assembling the collections presently stored at the museum as old as 1,400 years ago. The Bechtler Museum is known for its unique collection of mid-20th-century art and sculptures which is a rarity to view. The entire museum building is designed by Mario Botta who is listed among the renowned architects of that time. It was readied for public and opened for the visit in the year 2010, after which it has risen in popularity. The collections in the Museum comprise some of the renowned pieces that hold importance in art movements and schools back in the 20th century. Some of the prominent pieces of art by eminent artists include that of Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Max Ernst, Barbara Hepworth and much more. The place holds constant exhibitions by budding artists who are given the opportunity to represent their art in the public medium. The place is visited by millions of public comprising of students, elders and those belonging to the military background. The museum allows group visits which need to be booked in advance. The museum comprises of good parking garages which enable entry through different doors. Its open for the public throughout from morning till evening. However, the place remains closed every Tuesday. In addition, the place also organizes other music and art programs like Jazz night, workshops and much more.

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Witness the richness of Mid-20th Century Art collections at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Witness the richness of Mid-20th Century Art collections at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

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A perfect place to witness the vibrancy and richness of Charlotte City offers visitors immense space, culture and urban architecture in a vast region. The interiors are designed with vibrant colors that are illuminated using computerized techniques. Celebrate the art and architecture of the city in this Levine Centre for the Arts and get immersed in its richness.

Museum Store

Museum Store

Wish to take away gifts for your close and dear ones? The Museum store is the perfect destination for grabbing hands-on items that offer unique modern-art themed gifts. It offers a variety of gifts that are inspiring and educational. Get yourself an enriching gift including books, watches, toys, pens, home décor, jewelry and much more.

Jazz At The Bechtler

Jazz At The Bechtler

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art organizes Jazz at the Bechtler wherein the visitors can witness a mix of mid-century art and music. The concert is conducted on first Friday of each month by the acclaimed Ziad Jazz Quartet. Prior booking of tickets is recommended wherein the visitors can choose either show of 6 to 7.30 or 8.15 to 9.45 slots.

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art's Modernism + Film

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art's Modernism + Film

Explore the different themes designs of engineering, architecture, modern and contemporary art through the medium of films. The museum offers monthly modernism + Film series organized in partnership with the UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture and The American Institute f Architecture. The ticket costs $10 for the public, $ 8 for members and $5 for students. The tickets to the event can be booked online as well as on phone.

Family Day

Family Day

The Museum holds regular events for visitors to learn about Arts and Artists during the Family Day and periodically during the year. Children are offered free entry and adults are charged $8 for entry. Learn about art, participate in events and different workshops that can make your tour of the museum a joyful one.

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Charlotte Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

Tickets for Museum visit can be bought by visiting the official website. Free entry is given to children up to the age of 10, military personnel, National Guard members. The tickets are chargeable are different rates. The entry fee for adult is $9.00, for children between 11 to 18 years $5.00 and the entry fee for Senior citizens, educators, college children is $7.00. In the case of college students, they must carry their School ID along.

How To Get Around?

Visitors are offered parking garages, metered spaces, and surface lots at the Museum to park their vehicles. There are direct entries offered from different garages. Individuals need to walk around the museum to view the sculptures, attend exhibitions and view the antiques displayed. The museum also offers Wheelchair facilities to the visitors. However complimentary wheelchairs are served on first come first serve basis.

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Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Charlotte Facts

Best Time to Visit

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is open for the public throughout the year except for Thanksgiving day, New year’s eve and Christmas Day. The museum remains open from morning 10 am to 5 pm from Monday to Saturday and 12.pm to 5 pm on Sunday. It remains closed on Tuesdays.



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How To Get There?

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is located at Charlotte Center City. The place falls between Stonewall Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. It can be reached by public and private transport. You can take the Charlotte Area Transit System bus routes and get down at 2, 16, 18 and 19 stop which is at a walkable distance to the museum. If you are coming by rail, take the nearest rail stop of LYNX Light. There are parking areas allotted for visitors to park their vehicles.

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