Join the Modernist Society and enjoy insider access to the museum’s renowned collections and exhibitions. The Modernist Society brings together individuals who share an appreciation for modern art and a personal commitment to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s mission of designing outreach programs that benefit the quality of life for citizens typically underserved by the visual arts sector. Your contribution as a Modernist Society Member supports the museum’s presentation of exhibitions, public programs and community outreach initiatives.

Chaired by Mary Margaret and Fritz Porter, Modernist Society members receive a membership to the museum as a benefit of their gift, in addition to many opportunities for deeper engagement with art, artists, touring exhibitions, and the Bechtler collection through a diverse schedule of events and programming. For questions about joining the Modernist Society, please email Mat Duncan, Assistant Director for Individual Giving at or call 704.353.9202.


  • International Travel
  • Free admission to the museum for you and four guests with every visit.
  • Complimentary one year Supporting level membership to give as a gift.
  • Invitation to the annual curator's dinner (1) and private curator's event.
  • Complimentary two-seat Jazz Affinity Group Membership.
  • 20% museum facility rental discount.
  • Invitation to the fall and spring VIP parties.
  • Private after-hours cocktail receptions and guided tours of new exhibitions.
  • 20% discount at the Bechtler Museum Store
  • Invitation to annual curator-led artist studio visit. 
  • Free admission to all museum public programs including Jazz at the Bechtler, Guest Lectures, Music and Museum, and Modernism + Film
  • Invitation to annual education program/guest lecture in conjunction with an exhibition.
  • Reciprocal member privileges at participating museums throughout the United States
  • Fiona Bechtler-Levin and Scott Bechtler-Levin


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


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