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Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

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Address: 420 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-1937
Phone Number: 704-353-9200
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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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This museum has some interesting and unusual works of art here. I think they went overboard with the displays of furniture as art but I guess it has its place in the art world. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum has some interesting and unusual works of art here. I think they went overboard with the displays of furniture as art but I guess it has its place in the art world. I think this museum is worth a look but not as interesting to me as the Mint.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother, sister, and I recently visited Charlotte, North Carolina from New Jersey for a wedding. We had the whole day to kill before the wedding and stumbled upon this museum. Although I'm not very interested in modern art, I found the place to be visually engaging and actually got somewhat interested. My mother and sister really seemed to like... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located next door to another nice museum, The Mint Museum, The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is another great addition to Uptown Charlotte. From the unique "welcome" sculpture adorning the beautiful architecture to the unique & interesting exhibitions to the EXCEPTIONAL performances regularly hosted there such as Jazz at the Bechtler, we LOVE this venue!

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Thank Gary F
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum wasn't chock full of exhibits but the top floor exhibit on design - functionality vs. form - was fascinating and well worth the visit. However, as an urban studies student, their idolatry of Le Corbusier disturbs me. Worth the visit.

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Thank Caitlin S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I visited when they had the "house that modernism built" and was just blown away! The staff was beyond amazing and of course the content was visionary! Love love love. Must see in Charlotte.

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Fannettsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by as my wife and I were just out exploring . We went thru extremely fast as it was almost closed seemed small but there were several interesting pieces. The statue out front is exceptional. May have gave it a better review if we would have had more time . Would like to check it out more if we... More 

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Thank Seth M
Cornelius, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Great event to get kids to a museum for free! Fun BINGO that kept them interested and watercolor class was a hit too. Easy to park close and staff didn't mind the running and loud noise from our crew of 6.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I been there multiple times and loved the spaciousness and quietness of this Charlotte gem. The staff is knowledgeable about the artists and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

While the Mint Museum overshadows this fine small museum, don't pass up the opportunity for a joyful experience. Really loved The House that Modernism Built with its carefully curated display of mid-century furniture, textiles, and ceramics. I was delighted to see Eames chairs, how constructed, Alber's colors, and even Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand included. Bravo! Bravo! the special jewelry... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This is a modern art museum: when we were here (July 2016), the three floors had a jewellery display, a textiles and art display for a specific artist, and the largest floor was a collection of modern furniture and it's history. We enjoyed the 45 or so minutes we were in there.

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