We welcome our youngest visitors and their parents and caregivers to enjoy Stroller Tours, a series of docent-led museum tours for free at all three Levine Center for the Arts institutions - the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Mint Museum Uptown and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture. The hour-length tours are given every second Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m., from September through May, and will rotate between the three institutions. Tour registration is required and space is limited based on the number of strollers (single strollers only) a museum can safely allow. Visitors will also receive free day passes (one per registration) to revisit one of the LCA institutions.
The Levine Center for the Arts member institutions have partnered to provide free, themed 30-minute docent-led tours every third Thursday of the month at noon. Click here for more information.
The Bechtler offers guided and self-guided school tours. Guided tours are led by specially trained docents and last 45-60 minutes. A minimum of 10 students is required for a guided tour. 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.
Admission is $2 per student, chaperone or parent. After-school tours also are charged $2 per student. To book a tour, contact the Education Department at 704.353.9218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The Bechtler offers guided and self-guided group tours. Guided tours are led by specially trained docents and last 45-60 minutes. A minimum of 10 individuals is required for a guided tour. All group tours, guided or self-guided, must be scheduled with the museum's education department at least 30 days in advance. Please email email@example.com or call 704.353.9218 to book all tours. Admission for groups is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and college students. Educators receive a discounted admission price of $4. Programs for individuals with disabilities are available by request.
In addition to a docent-led tour of the museum galleries, topics that may be addressed or emphasized on your visit include:
- The Bechtler Family
- Works from the permanent collection
Experiential Group Tour: Bechtler Collection Up Close
Participants will get a sense of how a small art museum works while learning about the specific artists of the Bechtler collection and how their creative processes informed the artworks that are on view at the time of the participant’s visit. Participants will experience a hands-on art workshop and a gallery tour.
Experiential tours require 60 days advanced notice and a down payment of $50 to reserve.
Minimum number of participants: 10
Maximum number of participants: 50
Availability: Upon request
Length of tour: up to 2 ½ hours
Cost: $10 per person
For reservations contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.353.9218
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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.
An Individual Membership with unlimited access to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is $50.
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