Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte

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The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a 36,500-square-foot (3,390 m2) museum space dedicated to the exhibition of mid-20th-century modern art. The modern art museum is part of the new Levine Center for the Arts in Uptown. The museum building was designed by architect Mario Botta.

The museum is named after the family of Andreas Bechtler, a Charlotte resident and native of Switzerland who assembled and inherited a collection of more than 1,400 artworks created by major figures of 20th-century modernism. The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art opened to the public on January 2, 2010, with former mayor of Charlotte Anthony Foxx and Andreas Bechtler in attendance.
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  • Good modern art collection, great gifts in gift shop. Deceptively smaller than it looks like from the outside, you don't need more than an hour  more »
  • This museum is relatively small but has some very interesting works of art. It is well displayed and very relaxing compared with the big city museums. There was a section about the architect which...  more »
  • The collection here of the Bechtler family is fairly small but carefully collected curated. The building is quite lovely. It's a once in a lifetime chance to view works by the modern masters such as Picasso, Chagall, Miro, Lichtenstein, and Leger. There is a parking lot across the street that charges $5 on the weekends, but there is a problem leaving it - it took me 20 minutes with not much traffic. Try to get something on the street.
  • OMG such beauty!! I HIGHLY recommend taking advantage of their monthly free night lovely art in a wonderful, dedicated Staff. You have got to participate in their art bingo game; made me pay more attention to displays. I also really appreciate their outreach to incarcerated folks and the developmentally challenged!!!! Every one needs ART in their lives.

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