Modern Mondays programs provide an opportunity to interact with museum professionals, scholars and others who present a deeper understanding of works on exhibition in the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. The series is designed to enrich to the museum experience through hands-on activities, tours and lectures.
A cash-bar reception begins at 6 p.m. in the museum lobby followed by the program at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are usually free for museum members/$8 for non-members. Some programs may be free to all attendees. Workshops may require a fee for art supplies. Purchase and reserve tickets online, by phone 704.353.9200 or at the admissions desk.
September 23 - The Pop Art Revolution
Dr. Bradford Collins, author of Pop Art: The Independent Group to Neo Pop, 1952-1990 and Associate Professor of Art History at the University of South Carolina, presents the lecture The Pop Art Revolution. Read more.
October 7 - Aftershock: The Convergence of '60s Art and Fashion
November 4 - The New Permissiveness: Cinema in Flux
Lawrence Toppman, movie and performing arts critic for the Charlotte Observer, presents the lecture The New Permissiveness: Cinema in Flux. Read more.
November 18 - Subvert: Narrative Cycles in European Prints of the 1960s
December 2 - A World in Flux: Cultural and Scientific Upheaval
February 3 - Before, During and After: The Building of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Charlotte photographer Mitchell Kearney presents the lecture Before, During and After: The Building of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Read more. 4th-floor gallery. Free for members/$8 non-members.
April 14 - Printmaking: Between Fine Art and Design
Erik Waterkotte, UNC Charlotte Assistant Professor Art and Art History, delivers the lecture Printmaking: Between Fine Art and Design. Read more. 4th-floor gallery. Free for members/$8 non-members. Buy tickets
May 12 - Behind-the-Scenes Story of Building the Bechtler
David Wagner, President of Wagner Murray Architects, recounts his firm's role as architect-of-record for the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and his experience working with Bechtler building designer Mario Botta. Read More. 4th-floor gallery. Free for members/$8 for non-members. Buy tickets.