To ensure a pleasant experience for all museum visitors and to protect the museum's artworks for future generations, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art requests guests adhere to the following rules and guidelines:

  • Still photography is permitted in the galleries for personal, non-commercial use only (unless otherwise posted). Video, flash, tripods and selfie sticks are not permitted.
  • All bags 11" x 15" or larger, as well as all umbrellas, must be stored in the coat closet at the front desk. See front desk associate for details.
  • Please silence and refrain from using cell phones and other personal electronic devices in the galleries.
  • Sketching is permitted in the galleries with pencil only, no ink or paint.
  • Smoking, including electronic smoking, is prohibited on museum property, including on the plaza and the outdoor sculpture terrace.
  • Please refrain from taking food and drink into the galleries.
  • Please do not chew gum.
  • Please refrain from touching works of art or any protective coverings of artwork.
  • No pets are allowed, except for assistance and guide animals.
  • For your safety, do not climb or sit on sculptures.
  • Do not sit or stand on pedestals or platforms.
  • Do not lean on display cases.
  • Please be sure children are attended at all times.


  • All public areas in the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art are accessible to visitors in wheelchairs.
  • Complimentary wheelchairs may be requested at the admissions desk. Wheelchair availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Elevators are located on all floors of the museum.
  • The public restrooms located on the lobby level are accessible.
  • An accessible drinking fountain is located near the restrooms.


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


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