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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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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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A Lovely, Albeit Small, Modern Museum

The Bechtler is a beautiful, private collection museum. Admission is reasonably priced and discounts are available for lots of groups, including teachers - yay! The second floor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This museum was a huge disappointment to me. It was so small I didn't feel it was worth the trip there or the $8 is cost. The feeling I got was that the point of the museum was more about the Bechtler family showing off how important and rich they were/are. There was an entire floor dedicated to the portraits... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a quick, easy museum visit. Piggy back the Mint Museum of Art - Uptown (which is right next door) with the Bechtler. The Matisse exhibit on loan was really cool to see - his 'books' of cut-out paper, drawings and words - I've never seen those before. (go before Sept. 7 to see this exhibit). Small museum, easy... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The Bechtler is a beautiful, private collection museum. Admission is reasonably priced and discounts are available for lots of groups, including teachers - yay! The second floor Andy Warhol exhibit was not yet open, so the front desk employee gave me a ticket to come back once the exhibit opens. (We aren't locals, but I was able to share the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It was a very hot day, and we like museums, so this was an excellet choice. I was a bit concerned when the first 2 floors had minimal art, but it got much better as we ascended.

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Vineland, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The Bechtler begins it collection with a few pieces from mid- nineteenth century and takes the visitor for a hundred year tour of modern art styles. If you are looking for a brief introduction to modern art, this museum will work for you. Given its limited collection, it's great for young kids with short attention spans. However, the collection still... More 

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Munich Area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The Botta-designed building as well as the quality of art is truly world class and could be in New York or any number of European cities. Somehow it seems incongruous with the center of Charlotte but that somehow adds to its impact. The museum and its works complement the Kunsthaus Zurich very well which seems natural based on Bechtler's background... More 

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Whether you are a fan of modern art or not, you will enjoy this beautifully spacious museum, intriguing art and relaxed atmosphere. We stumbled across this museum when we had an extra afternoon in Charlotte and we are so glad we did! It was a divine experience

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Charlotte, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a nice place. Was impressed with some of the bigger name artist they had on display. Went to see their anniversary exhibit and was bored with the dozens of images of the mirrored Phoenix from outside the space. Is go again but wait for a specific event or named work

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My family loves the Bechtler! It is an amazing building and is full of excellent modern art. My daughters love it here and we always find something in their diversely stocked museum store. Also, they have a great little cafe! No need to leave Charlotte anymore for urban culture- WE HAVE IT here!

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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Jewel box museum displaying mid-20th-century modern art; part of the Levine Center. We saw a perfectly curated, uncrowded Matisse show in about two hours.

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