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Welcome to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art – a vibrant hub of artistic exploration and inspiration located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte. As the only museum in the Southern United States dedicated to European and American modern art and its legacies, the Bechtler is rooted in a remarkable era of art history from the collection of the Zürich-based Bechtler family. Intimate in scale, the signature terra-cotta building, designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta, features three floors of gallery spaces designed to pair the museum’s collection with national and international exhibitions that explore and celebrate the importance of modernism and the art it inspired. Please join us as we explore, as modern artists before us did, the always-changing nature of the world around us.



Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

GPS Address: 420 South Tryon

Click here for Google map directions  


Levine Center for the Arts Parking Garage

PARKING UPDATE: The Levine Center for the Arts parking garage is undergoing renovations. Guests are advised to enter and exit through Church Street. 

GPS Address: 130 West Brooklyn Avenue 

$10 off parking validation coupon available at the admissions desk

From parking garage, take the Plaza Elevators to Level P. Take a left and you will see the Bechtler’s terra cotta building across the street. 


Public Transportation

Charlotte Area Transit System bus routes 2, 16, 18, and 19 stop within walking distance of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. 

LYNX Light Rail: Get off at 3rd Street Station at the Charlotte Convention Center. For additional information, visit the Charlotte Area Transit System website or call 704-336-RIDE.









Senior (65+)

College Students (with school ID)         Educators                                                 


Youth (11 – 18)




Children (10 & under)




Visiting the Bechtler with 10 or more people in your group? We offer group discount rates for parties ranging from 10 to 35 people for self-guided exploration of the Bechtler.  We request two weeks advance notice for groups of more than 10. If you are visiting with children 10 and under, we ask for one chaperone for every 10 children.  




$6       Adults

$4       Seniors, Educators, College Students (student ID)

$2       Youth (11 - 18)

FREE  Children (10 under) Title 1, Schools, Military+Family

FREE  Groups of individuals with disabilities, & caretakers

For more information, or to book your group, please email



Bring your class to the Bechtler for an interactive learning experience that explores modern and contemporary art through writing, drawing, movement, and more! 


Think Like An Artist

Mondays; and Wednesday – Friday


Students will practice creative and critical thinking skills to generate their own ideas about a work of art. Through observation, drawing, writing and more, students will work together to understand and make connections to abstract artworks. Students will apply visual analysis to original works of art and practice communicating about ambiguous and complex ideas found in modern and contemporary art. Can accommodate up to 30 students at a time. Tours are 75 minutes.  


Design Thinking: Building the Bechtler  

Mondays; and Wednesday – Friday


How do you design a building inspired by a collection? Students will respond to this question through close looking and discussion while exploring the architecture of the Bechtler. In teams, students will reflect on their own collections and and embark on a design thinking challenge where they are the clients and need to put forth a design for their peers. This program will help students explore the design thinking process while helping build creative thinking and communication skills. Can accommodate up to 30 students at a time. Tours are 75 minutes. 

Hildur Jónsson: Infinite Space, Sublime Horizons

Mondays; and Wednesday - Friday

February 26 - June 2, 2024  


Investigate Hildur Jónsson’s monumental woven paintings inspired by Iceland’s landscape. Students will learn more about the artist’s process and then create their own collaborative works weaving together photos of spaces important to them. Can accommodate up to 30 students at a time. Students will be required to share images of spaces important to them prior to their visit. Tours are 75 minutes. 


Guided school tours are free and open to all schools, including Title 1 Schools and homeschool groups. Lunch spaces are not provided. Please register at least four weeks in advance in order to ensure your first choice date.  


Register here.  


For questions or more information on school tours, please contact Molly Phillips, Assistant Director for Education, at





The Museum offers exceptional event rental spaces that blend modern aesthetics with cultural sophistication. With its contemporary architecture and curated art collections, the Museum provides a unique backdrop for a variety of events, from cocktail receptions to business meetings. If you are interested in hosting an event, please contact Zavia Rudisell at



The Bechtler is committed to making our galleries and facilities accessible to everyone and offers a variety of services to meet the needs of visitors of all ages and abilities. If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact Katie Hoelter, Chief of Staff, at


Gallery Assistance. Visitor Service Associates are throughout the museum to assist with wayfinding and answer questions about the artwork.

Assistance for Visitors with Limited Mobility. All public areas and elevators in the Museum are accessible to visitors with wheelchairs and to visitors who use mobility assistance devices. Complimentary wheelchairs are available. Drop-off access to the Museum is available on Levine Center for the Arts Avenue. 


Service Animals. For the safety of staff and guests, only certified service animals are permitted in the museum.


Admission. Individuals with disabilities and their companions are admitted for free. 



Thank you for your interest in the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.

Bechtler Events Associate (posted 1.2.24)



If you are interested in learning about unpaid internship opportunities, please contact Katie Hoelter, Chief of Staff, at


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