Named for the Swiss family who donated their impressive modern art collection to create this intimate museum, the Bechtler (that’s pronounced “Beck-ler”) is dedicated to works of the mid-20th century in various media. The collection is comprised of 1,400 pieces (Picasso and Warhol are among the artists represented), and many of these are accompanied by photos and letters that reveal the Bechtler family’s personal connection to these artworks.
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Information
- Public Transportation: Good (a short walk from buses 2, 16, 19, and 84 at South Tryon Street/West 2nd Street, and buses 18, 40x, 45x, 51x, 61x, 62x, 64x, 65x, and 74x at South Church Street/West 1st Street; and a 5-minute walk from the Lynx Blue Line at the 3rd Street/Convention Center Station)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Yes
- Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.; museum is open until 9 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of the month; closed on Tuesdays, and major holidays
- Admission: $8 for adults; $6 for seniors (65+), college students, and educators; and $4 for youth (11-18). Free admission for children (10 and under) and members
- Membership: Membership starts at $50 for individuals and $90 for households. Benefits include free admission, 10% discount in museum store and café, and reciprocal member discounts through the Southeastern Reciprocal Membership program.