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Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Address: 420 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC (Second Ward)
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Ranked #29 of 59 Attractions in Charlotte
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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15 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Swoope, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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
6 attraction reviews
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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