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Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

420 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC (Second Ward)
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Ranked #33 of 82 Attractions in Charlotte
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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Swoope, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Disappointing visit. What was there was of nice quality and the building is cool, but a very sparse collection. Really felt like we we didn't get our money's worth - and we visit afew art museums a year. Wouldn't recommend itat this time. We were there several years ago and remember a nice collection. What happened?

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East Amherst, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

From the time we walked to the front desk to the time we visited the different galleries we were all impressed not only with the art but the knowledge and hospitality of those who were on each floor. Thank you for sharing your knowledge of the artists and artwork.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I love small museums for their curatorial point-of-views...The Bechtler had a great exhibit on Mario Botta (the architect for the museum) but would have loved to see more of their permanent collection. Great building, some nice sculptural pieces outdoors including the Nicki de Saint Phalle. Can definitely do in 45-60 minutes. Could use more merchandise related to Charlotte's art scene... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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98 reviews 98 reviews
43 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Like most museums in Charlotte, the Bechtler is not large - a fact made more apparent by the layout, a large atrium area, and lots of whitespace on the walls. You can make it through in no time flat, even if you spend a good amount of time on each exhibit. While the building itself is nice to look at,... More

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Spartanburg
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is not a big museum, but it does have some wonderful exhibits. We visited the museum to see the Mario Botta exhibit and were amazed by the displays and the knowledge of the guide. I had a great time, I just wish they had a bigger cafe and more extensive gift shop.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We visited the Bechtler just this past weekend and viewed the Mario Botta exhibition. It was a perfect museum day - drizzling and overcast. The museum was full of bright paintings (a Warhol graces the front entrance) and fascinating models of Botta's theaters, churches and sketches which you can view at your leisure. Museum attendants are present but never overbearing.... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We went during a special exhibit on architecture, which was wonderful. The collection is small, but I get the impression they change the pieces frequently. Great gift shop full of quite nice things, not just cheap things.

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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It you like modern art and architecture this is the place to visit. Lots of sculptures, architecture models, renderings, and sketches of building around the world.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Not sure how you can call this a museum and charge an admission. Had very few pieces and very disappointing.

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Jupiter, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Interesting architecture of the building, interesting pieces of art. Love the Nicky de St Phalle Firebird outside. A must see in charlotte.

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