About the Program

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s Modernism + Film program investigates themes in design, engineering, architecture and modern/contemporary art through the lens of film. Developed in partnership with the Charlotte chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture, the Modernism + Film series is offered monthly (except for December) and includes introductions to the films by scholars, urban planners, architects, art historians, film experts and others.

Time and Tickets

An event reception with a cash-only bar and free light bites begins at 6 p.m. in the Bechtler lobby followed by the presentation and film screening at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets are $10 for the public, $8 for museum members and $5 for students. (Student tickets may be purchased at the door or by phone. Must present student ID to claim.) Purchase tickets online, by phone 704.353.9200 or at the admission desk.


Unfinished Spaces  
August 20
6 p.m.

Shigeru Ban: An Architect for Emergencies
September 10
6 p.m.

The Painter Sam Francis
October 8
6 p.m.

Making Space: 5 Women Changing the Face of Architecture  
November 12
6 p.m.

Fully Awake: Black Mountain College
January 14
6 p.m.

Sketches of Frank Gehry
February 11
6 p.m.

March 10
6 p.m.

Design & Thinking
April 14
6 p.m.

This Building Will Sing for All of Us
May 12
6 p.m.

Tadao Ando: From Emptiness to Infinity
June 9
6 p.m.




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