We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Address: 420 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
$55*
and up
Charlotte Segway Tour
70%
Ranked #46 of 192 things to do in Charlotte
Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: This is a brand-new art museum in center city Charlotte, N.C. I found...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Art museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
Write a Review

101 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    39
    32
    18
    10
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
High Point
Top Contributor
404 reviews 404 reviews
159 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rhode Island
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, North Carolina
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
39 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford, Mississippi
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
55 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
46 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winchester, Virginia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is a small but worthwhile museum. The current special exhibition was called British Invasion and had pieces from the family collection by 11 artists, including those who became well-known. Lovely building.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
DC
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Bechtler Museum of Modern Art also viewed

 

Been to Bechtler Museum of Modern Art? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bechtler Museum of Modern Art staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?