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Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Address: 420 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
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Ranked #26 of 58 Attractions in Charlotte
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This is a brand-new art museum in center city Charlotte, N.C. I found the museum to be interesting...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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
Owner description: 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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English first
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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Excellent exterior architecture with impressive exhibition. The layout is very easy to enjoy and wonder. A must see when visiting Charlotte.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

we loved the glass displays and the staff was very knowledgable. We really liked the permanent displays The hours could have been better.

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Winchester, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is a small but worthwhile museum. The current special exhibition was called British Invasion and had pieces from the family collection by 11 artists, including those who became well-known. Lovely building.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We live in Charlotte and have found the Bechtler a nice place to take out-of-town visitors though it's not an extensive collection. It's small and accessible - only takes about an hour to go through. The building is spectacular, inside and out, so a lot of the fun is looking at the great views in and out and they have... More 

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DC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

There is definitely a Swiss leaning of this museum, but having lived in Switzerland I appreciate that. The present exhibits British Invasion, Firebird and Calder: 12 works were good, but I would have loved a Calder with more movement than the one card they had. Love the Firebird which is outside. There is a sculpture at the bottom of the... More 

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Charlotte
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The building was the most fascinating thing about the museum to me. It has really nice views of St. Peters Catholic Church and The Green. A large portion of the fourth floor where most of the art is located is dedicated to describing how the Firebird out front came to call the museum home. Be sure to go out on... More 

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Easton, Maryland, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I don't want to be negative -- if you look at my reviews you'll see that I typically give high ratings -- but the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art was mediocre, bordering on poor. I know Charlotte doesn't have much in the way of tourist attractions for a city of its size, but even still I can't recommend the Bechtler.... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

We went to Bechtler on a day trip. Enjoyed the Firebird and found it to be the most interesting piece. The staff was knowledgeable and helpful.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

An intimate collection of their main donor, excellent, rarely seen prints of Henry Moore, and other artists not often seen on display. I highly recommend it.

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Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We wanted to go to the Mint Museum, but it was a Monday and the Mint Museum was closed. Luckily, the Museum of Modern Art was right across the street. So glad that we went there. Nicely arranged, clear information, excellent and informative video gallery. The Museum has stunning vistas at every turn, which enhance the experience. Although another visitor... More 

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