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Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

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Address: 420 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
Phone Number: 704-353-9200
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Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Small museum in the heart of uptown

Visited on a Monday (The Mint next door was closed) and was in and out in 45 mins. While the museum comprises 3 floors, two of the floors have very small exhibits. The building... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
GRLTRAV
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Charlotte, North Carolina

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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200 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a Monday (The Mint next door was closed) and was in and out in 45 mins. While the museum comprises 3 floors, two of the floors have very small exhibits. The building itself is modern and beautiful, but the exhibits were just blah. I would consider returning again, as it's a beautiful building, has a cute cafe and... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum for the exhibition of Matisse's art books: it was a nice one, well organized and there were few activities for kids. The complain i have is about the permanent exhibition: They could use all that space for hosting something more!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Great museum with a small ever changing exhibit that is for everyone - not only the non artist. They have wonderful art major employees that approach you and translate paintings and the painters background. We thought this was very hands on and was like a personal private tour. And, you don't feel overwhelmed - its manageable.

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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

As a traveler, I try to make time for museums whenever I can. In Charlotte, I had just finished the wonderful Mint Museum Randolf, and was headed over to the Mint Museum Uptown. The Bechtler is right next door, so I figured I would do this before the Mint Museum Uptown. I was done in less than 45 minutes. The... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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232 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to the museum. They have an interesting gift shop that is worth checking out. Interesting modern Art.

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Charlotte
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58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We have been at the Bechtler many, many times for the various exhibits and also for several social functions. This place NEVER disappoints. Everything is so nicely done, beautiful architecture, great art exhibits, friendly and knowable staff. Thanks to Andreas Bechtler and his family (from Switzerland) we have this wonderful museum smack in the middle of uptown Charlotte. Don't forget... More 

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White Mountains
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108 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Great building but not much to see on the inside. Hopefully over time they will be able to add to their collection.

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Thank Steve A
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The building was wonderful. Architecture was well done. Although, I felt the museum was a little darker then normal, I've been to a few and have studied them in college. Aside from that, the collection was simple and had a little bit of this and that. The exhibition that was for view this particular month was interesting their seemed to... More 

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Thank CalitoNL
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed my time. Park in arts center parking. Can validate during week. $5 on weekend. Went to Mint downtown and again great space and solid collection, including contemporary art and decorative art

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

To me the architectural beauty of the building was more interesting than the actual art inside. The building stands four stories tall with exhibits on the top three floors. The 2nd floor contains Andy Warhol's portraits of the family are a draw but a bit underwhelming. Seeing this floor requires standing in the middle of a modest sized room. There... More 

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