Low to No Vision

Partnering with Metrolina Association for the Blind and other local and regional organizations, the museum offers tactile tours of select pieces from the collection to present a more meaningful museum experience for the low-to-no vision community, as well as and specially-designed art classes. 

Tactile Tours

Participants are encouraged to touch specific artworks with the assistance of museum staff. These works vary depending on the current exhibition. Bronze, granite, marble and mixed media sculptures, mid-century furniture, reproductions of paintings and prints, ceramics and more. Participants touch the art with professional gloves used by conservators and curators, they are thin and allow for intimate contact. Use the following links to sign up for our upcoming Low To No Vision Tours:

Art Classes

Bechtler art classes offer participants a unique experience to work alongside professional artists with diverse mediums. Participants explore a number of printmaking techniques, tactile drawings, bookmarking, watercolor painting, collage and more. The creation phase is tactile and so are the final products. Art classes are modest in size, allowing for one on one interaction and specialization to each participants' needs.

Use the following links to sign up for our upcoming Low To No Vision Art Classes:

JeantingJean Tinguely - Albatros
© 2009 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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.


Charlotte is fondly referred to as the Queen City and is named after Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III of England. It is the largest city in North Carolina and is situated halfway between Raleigh and Atlanta.


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

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