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Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

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Address: 420 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
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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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First time here!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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54 helpful votes 54 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The Bechtler Museum was a surprising find in downtown Charlotte - a great little art museum, quite manageable in an hour or two. It's a gorgeously designed museum - by Mario Botto. The entry courtyard is anchored by a fabulous Niki de Saint Phalle "Firebird" statue, that sets the mood for the modernist architecture and collection. Downtown Charlotte is changing,... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This museum is in the heart of downtown Charlotte. The building itself is spectacular, and it contains a small but diverse selection ranging from classical to modern art. You also will find sculpture and paintings.

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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
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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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