FREE 30-MINUTE ARTBREAK TOURS

The Levine Center for the Arts member institutions have partnered to provide free, themed 30-minute docent-led tours every third Thursday of the month at noon. Click here for more information.

SCHOOL TOURS

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is a welcoming institution where teachers and students learn about modern art and the personal stories behind the artwork. Our engaging and interactive school tours are designed to foster students inquires, develop critical and creative thinking skills, make connections to other areas of curriculum, and help create a visual language that promotes better reading and writing skills.

The Bechtler offers guided and self-guided school tours. Guided tours are led by specially trained docents and last 45-60 minutes. A minimum of 10 students is required for a guided tour. All group tours, guided or self-guided, must be scheduled with the museum's education department at least 30 days in advance. The museum requires an adult chaperone accompany each group of 10 students. Programs for students with disabilities are available by request. 

Admission is $2 per student, chaperone or parent. After-school tours also are charged $2 per student. To book a tour, contact the Education Department at 704.353.9218 or email education@bechtler.org at least 30 days in advance for all guided tours. Please include the following information when registering:

  • Name of school
  • Lead teacher's name and contact information
  • Grade level
  • Number of students
  • Number of chaperones
  • Special needs or requests
  • Guided or self-guided tour
  • The preferred date and time of the tour. Please include up to three alternate dates.
  • Click here for an educator resource guide, useful for planning a school visit to the Bechtler.


GROUP TOURS

The Bechtler offers guided and self-guided group tours. Guided tours are led by specially trained docents and last 45-60 minutes. A minimum of 10 individuals is required for a guided tour. All group tours, guided or self-guided, must be scheduled with the museum's education department at least 30 days in advance. Please email education@bechtler.org or call 704.353.9218 to book all tours. Admission for groups is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and college students. Educators receive a discounted admission price of $4. Programs for individuals with disabilities are available by request.

In addition to a docent-led tour of the museum galleries, topics that may be addressed or emphasized on your visit include:

- Architecture

- The Bechtler Family

- Sculpture

- Works from the permanent collection

- Contemporary art (as seen in Bechtler Collection: Relaunched and Rediscovered)

- Jewelry (as seen in All That Sparkles... 20th Century Artists' Jewlery)

Experiential Group Tour: Bechtler Collection Up Close

Participants will get a sense of how a small art museum works while learning about the specific artists of the Bechtler collection and how their creative processes informed the artworks that are on view at the time of the participant’s visit. Participants will experience a hands-on art workshop and a gallery tour.

Minimum number of participants: 10

Maximum number of participants: 50

Availability: Upon request

Length of tour: up to 2 ½ hours

Cost: $10 per person

For reservations contact: education@bechtler.org or 704.353.9218

MUSEUM HOURS

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

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MEMBERSHIP

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