The Director’s Circle represents the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s highest level of giving and brings together individuals who desire a deeper involvement with the museum. Director’s Circle members can attend all museum’s public programs, including Jazz at the Bechtler; Music and Museum; Modernism and Film; and guest lectures, for free. Supporters at this level also receive unlimited, free admission to the museum for themselves and their guests.

Director’s Circle members are invited to the annual Director’s Circle Dinner, VIP parties throughout the year, private exhibition tours, and special previews. In addition, Director’s Circle members have access to exclusive national and international travel opportunities organized by Executive Director Todd D. Smith.

For more information about joining the Director’s Circle, please email Bob Scheer, Deputy Director for Development, at, or call 704-353-9216.


  • Free, unlimited general admission for twelve months.
  • Free admission for unlimited number of guests with every visit.
  • Invitations to member-only exhibition opening events.
  • 20% museum store discount. 
  • 25% facility rental discount. 
  • International travel opportunities. 
  • Fall and Spring VIP Parties.
  • Private after-hours cocktail receptions and guided exhibition tours.
  • Annual donor listing. 
  • Invitation to the annual Director’s Circle Dinner and exhibition previews. 
  • Free admission to all museum public programs including Jazz at the Bechtler, Guest Lectures, Music and Museum, and Modernism + Film.
  • Invitations to exhibition-related education programs and guest lectures. 
  • Reciprocal member privileges at 200 participating museums throughout the U.S. Southeast, including matching membership level benefits like free admission, member discount in museum shops and cafes, and member discount on programming. 
  • Fiona Bechtler-Levin and Scott Bechtler-Levin


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


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