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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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It was a very hot day, and we like museums, so this was an excellet choice. I was a bit concerned when the first 2 floors had minimal art, but it got much better as we ascended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It was a very hot day, and we like museums, so this was an excellet choice. I was a bit concerned when the first 2 floors had minimal art, but it got much better as we ascended.

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Vineland, New Jersey
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55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The Bechtler begins it collection with a few pieces from mid- nineteenth century and takes the visitor for a hundred year tour of modern art styles. If you are looking for a brief introduction to modern art, this museum will work for you. Given its limited collection, it's great for young kids with short attention spans. However, the collection still... More 

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Munich Area
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The Botta-designed building as well as the quality of art is truly world class and could be in New York or any number of European cities. Somehow it seems incongruous with the center of Charlotte but that somehow adds to its impact. The museum and its works complement the Kunsthaus Zurich very well which seems natural based on Bechtler's background... More 

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Whether you are a fan of modern art or not, you will enjoy this beautifully spacious museum, intriguing art and relaxed atmosphere. We stumbled across this museum when we had an extra afternoon in Charlotte and we are so glad we did! It was a divine experience

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Charlotte, NC
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48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a nice place. Was impressed with some of the bigger name artist they had on display. Went to see their anniversary exhibit and was bored with the dozens of images of the mirrored Phoenix from outside the space. Is go again but wait for a specific event or named work

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My family loves the Bechtler! It is an amazing building and is full of excellent modern art. My daughters love it here and we always find something in their diversely stocked museum store. Also, they have a great little cafe! No need to leave Charlotte anymore for urban culture- WE HAVE IT here!

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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Jewel box museum displaying mid-20th-century modern art; part of the Levine Center. We saw a perfectly curated, uncrowded Matisse show in about two hours.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Address: 420 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
Phone Number: 704-353-9200
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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