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. 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. Virtual museum tours are available upon request. 

In-person school tour groups are currently limited to 30 individuals, including teachers and chaperones. Groups larger than 10 will be split up to tour the museum. To book a tour, contact the education department at 704.353.9220 or email 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.

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The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to the celebration and analysis of the strongest aspects of mid- century modernism as reflected in the holdings of the Bechtler collection.

The collection comprises
more than 1,400 works by 20th-century modern artists. Some works are accompanied by books, photographs and letters illustrating personal connections to the Bechtler family.


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An Individual Membership with unlimited access to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is $50.

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