By supporting and celebrating the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, members of the Firebird Society support the museum’s mission, to share the joy and excellence of the Bechtler collection with all in order to inspire, inform and enhance cultural and intellectual life. Funds raised through Firebird Society donations provide critical operating support for the Bechtler, allowing the museum to present changing exhibitions, public programs and community outreach opportunities throughout the year.

The Firebird Society’s name is derived from Niki de Saint Phalle’s Firebird sculpture, installed on the museum plaza in November 2009. The Firebird is a primary piece in the Bechtler collection and is now a landmark on Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte.


  • Free, unlimited general admission for twelve months.
  • Free admission for two guests with every visit.
  • Invitations to member-only exhibition opening events.
  • 20% museum store discount.
  • 15% facility rental discount.
  • Regional and national travel opportunities.
  • Fall and Spring VIP Parties.
  • Private after-hours cocktail receptions and guided exhibition tours.
  • Annual donor listing.
  • Exclusive invitations to educator-led tours or off-site visit.
  • Free admission for one to public programs Jazz at the Bechtler, Music and Museum, and Modernism + Film.
  • Invitations to exhibition-related education programs and guest lectures.
  • Reciprocal member privileges at 200 participating museums throughout the U.S. Southeast, including matching membership level benefits like free admission, member discount in museum shops and cafes, and member discount on programming.

Purchase Firebird Society memberships online:

Firebird Society

Memberships may also be purchased by phone at 704.353.9209 or at the admissions desk. To request a membership brochure call 704.353.9209 or send an e-mail to

For more details or to make a gift, please email Mat Duncan, Membership, Assistant Director for Individual Giving at or call 704.353.9202.


  • Monday10am - 5pm
  • TuesdayClosed
  • Wednesday10am - 5pm
  • Thursday10am - 5pm
  • Friday10am - 5pm
  • Saturday10am - 5pm
  • Sunday12pm - 5pm


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