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Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

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Address: 420 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
Phone Number: 704-353-9200
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Description: This is a brand-new art museum in center city Charlotte, N.C. I found the...
This is a brand-new art museum in center city Charlotte, N.C. I found the museum to be interesting, but with significant limitations for serious lovers of modern art.
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Small collection but well presented

Interesting Matisse exhibit. Small museum, easy to navigate. Wish we could have been there when the jazz was performed, looks like that would be fun!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Kihei, Hawaii
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110 reviews 110 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Interesting Matisse exhibit. Small museum, easy to navigate. Wish we could have been there when the jazz was performed, looks like that would be fun!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Don't let the intimate scale of the exhibit spaces in the museum fool you. The content is rich and well worth investing a few hours checking things out. The upper floor contained a large collection entitled, "The Art Books of Henri Matisse" and I spent a good part an afternoon enjoying the collection. A well spoken and friendly docent was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Lovely and quaint, this small museum offers visitors access to specialty collections and pieces that probably would not otherwise be available in the area. The $8 admission fee is fair for the amount of artwork on display, and seeing the Picaso vase makes it all the more worthwhile.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

One thing to remember about Charlotte, particularly if you are visiting or have moved from a big city is to scale back your expectations of the attractions. Charlotte, like most southern cities offer boutique size experiences in its attractions. Such is the case with Bechtler Museum Of Modern Art. They offer you simple exhibits, in a peaceful modern building. Each... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This museum is an absolute gem that would be the pride of any city in the world, but at times may be under-appreciated in Charlotte. It is an extraordinarily kind gift by the Bechtler family. The architecture is phenomenal, the collection is stunning and beautifully displayed. I believe that the city is old-fashioned in its taste in art but will... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Dear AshtonLuke from West Lafayette, Indiana. Your review of the Matisse books exhibition just made my day. I shared it with all my friends, and we all had a great time reading about your disappointment and feeling for you. Awesome review. Yeah. Just a French book thing. Not worth your 8 dollars.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Totally should have skipped this museum. It's utterly small and the saddest part was that the current exhibit was literally a book of a famous artist but in French. Did not understand the reasoning for that.

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High Point
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Nice find ...,.first time here it's small but neat lots of things to see and from what I was told the items on display are changed out about every 120 days are so in some cases

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Rhode Island
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Intrigued by the "fire bird" that stands outside the museum, and pleasantly surprised by the quaint collection they have (the guide did mention that only 10-15% is actually displayed). In addition to the permanent exhibit providing the history to how the statue came to be there, a number of other exhibits of British artists were available. The guides were very... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

While the exhibits change rather often, allowing for new visits. It is an expensive visit for what is really one floor of galleries with two additional galleries on separate floors. When compared to museums you would find in major cities it leaves you a bit disappointed. But for being such a small museum it does have its charm.

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