As the only museum in the region with modern art as the focus of its permanent collection, the Bechtler is dedicated to educating visitors.

The museum offers programs and resources that explore the Bechtler collection and provide a context for mid-century modern art and culture. Using the collection as a foundation for teaching in and through the visual arts, educators will receive guidance on integrating museum resources into classroom curricula and participate in teacher institutes and workshops.

Resources will include online access to curriculum materials to supplement classroom learning before and after touring the museum, special hands-on art activities led by the Bechtler’s resident teaching artists and professional development through the Charlotte Teachers Institute. All school-based tours are aligned with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and are led by museum docents. Each tour contains pre- and post-tour activities and lesson plans to enhance the museum experience.

To request more information about the Bechtler’s educational programs, e-mail


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