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Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

420 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC (Second Ward)
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Ranked #27 of 76 attractions in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The Bechtler is a smaller jewel of a museum located in Uptown Charlotte. As its name implies, the focus here is modern art, specifically mid-20th Century. Think names like Picasso, Calder, Tinguely, LeCorbusier plus many more. The post World War II School of Paris theme/style is particularly strong here. The collection here is largely that of the Bechtler family, which... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Visited with a group of English teenagers all fairly interested in art. The art was modern and very accessible even for those of their age. There were some pieces by famous artists, in particular Andy Warhol. We all liked the Lichtenstein tapestry in particular and the black spider. The building itself is striking and the sculpture outside made for a... More

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Atlanta, GA
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126 reviews 126 reviews
21 attraction reviews
337 helpful votes 337 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

If you enjoy Mario Botta's work and you can't travel to Turkey, Italy, Israel or France to see his creations, this exhibit is a cheaper alternative. For a mere $8 you can see dozens of his detailed models along with photos of his work. Even if you don't know Botta you'll recognize something here (ever heard of the Shroud of... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The focus of the exhibits at this time are on the Swiss architect Botta who designed the building and that was extremely interesting as I had no previous knowledge of his portfolio of work globally. Starting with the artists who inspired him during his lifetime and then by the mock-ups, drawings and photographs of his previous projects from cathedrals to... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This museum is really new. It takes a while. The installation outside and the commercial they were filming are the parts I remember now. The gift shop wasn't interesting. This sounds mean, but the best part was that the admission badge qualifies for a discount at the Mint, next door. There's a place to hang your coat. The staff was... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

When I came here I was surprised by the diverse collection of art they had. Definitely the best attraction in Charlotte in my opinion.

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Atlanta GA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This was a unique museum in that it was comprised of a wealth of art formerly owned by the Bechtler family and given to the city of Charlotte as a gift. The staff was wonderfully helful, sharing information about the Bechtler family as well as elucidating on the art. Charlotte has a wealth of excellent museums, but this was my... More

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Boston
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This is a good and interesting museum with some solid modern art. There are a handful of Picassos, a cool Andy Warhol and a Kokoschka and some other interesting less famous works. It is not a huge museum, but is a decent size. All and all a solid modern art museum for Charlotte.

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Durham, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The permanent collection is lovely. Great modern pieces. The entire collection is not too big but Defiantly worth it. Just pop in for a short hour.

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Rowayton, Connecticut
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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Small but worth a visit, this museum is as much a marvel of setting as of substance. Of particular note when we visited was an exhibit of Alberto Giacometti's work, a tapestry designed by Picasso, and some remarkable sculptures. The gift shop is lovely.

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