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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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High Point
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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159 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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

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Rhode Island
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124 reviews 124 reviews
14 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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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.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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62 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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.

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128 reviews 128 reviews
50 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Winchester, Virginia
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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.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

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