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 Sally and Russell Robinson and Jessica and Alex Churchill, 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 contact Rebecca Morris, Director of Individual Giving, by emailing or by calling call 704.353.9216. Modernist Society membership is available at three levels:


  • Unlimited free admission to the museum
  • Free admission to all museum public programs including Jazz at the Bechtler, Guest Lectures, and Modernism + Film
  • Invitation to VIP reception before exhibition openings and two annual cocktail parties: Picnic on the Plaza and Tribute to the Firebird Reception
  • Invitation to annual member appreciation event
  • Invitation to intimate dinner for Modernist Society members and guest speakers
  • Invitation to informal Cocktails + Conversation tours with the museum's Curator and/or President & CEO
  • Private tour with the museum's President & CEO
  • Invitation to travel with Bechtler staff to domestic and international destinations
  • Ten guest passes for family and friends
  • Eight postcards featuring art from the Bechtler collectiuon or our Community Outreach program
  • Complimentary one year individual membership to give as a gift
  • Recognition on the museum website and donor wall in Bechtler lobby
  • $50 off tickets to annual Gala
  • 20% museum facility rental discount
  • 20% discount at the Bechtler Museum Store
  • Reciprocal member privileges at participating museums throughout the United States


All of the benefits of the Modernist Membership, plus:



All of the benefits of the Modernist Benefactor Membership, plus:

  • Complimentary admission for you and two guests to all museum-sponsored events
  • Invitation to annual Chairman's dinner
  • 30% museum facility rental discount

Join the Modernist Society Today:

Memberships may also be purchased online, or by contacting Rebecca Morris, Vice President of Development, by emailing or by calling 704.353.9216.

Founding Modernists

  • Regine and Andreas Bechtler
  • Natascha Bechtler
  • Tanja Bechtler and Robert Teixeira
  • Fiona Bechtler-Levin and Scott Levin
  • Viviane Bechtler-Smith and Bill Smith
  • Dany and Tony Bucher

Modernist Society Leader: $10,000 - $24,999

  • Anonymous
  • Lilly and Steve Young
  • Joan Zimmerman

Modernist Society Benefactor: $5,000 - $9,999

  • Anonymous
  • Linda and Bob Bertges
  • Jessica and Alex Churchill
  • Jody and Bryan Droze
  • Victoria and J.P. Durham
  • Liz and Lane Faison
  • Heather and Tom Finke
  • Dorlisa and Peter Flur
  • Sally and Curt Fochtmann
  • Kitty and Ted Garner
  • Donna and Bob Lilien
  • Anne and Epes Robinson
  • Sally and Russ Robinson
  • Dean and Anne Carter Smith
  • Jennifer and Eric Steigerwalt
  • Anne and Robert Stolz
  • Gail and Scott Syfert
  • Cassandra and David Wagner
  • Charlotte and John Wickham

Modernist Society: $2,500 - $4,999

  • Judith and John Alexander
  • Robert Barbee
  • Georgia and Bill Belk
  • Barrie and Matt Benson
  • Margaret and Smokey Bissell
  • Patty Blackburn
  • Amy and Philip Blumenthal
  • Tricia and John Boyer
  • Barbara and Twig Branch
  • Angela and Jesse Cureton
  • Lenore and Lance Deutsch
  • Jill Dinwiddie and Bernie Hargadon
  • Fran and Greg Hyde
  • Linda and Bill Farthing
  • Scott Fitzgerald
  • Betsy Fleming and Ed Weisiger
  • Pamela Freeman and Gregory Johns
  • Eileen Friars and Scott Pyle
  • Libba and Mike Gaither
  • Heather and Kevin Gottehrer
  • Laura and Mike Grace
  • Heidemarie and Oscar Groomes
  • Dale Halton and Fred Wagner
  • Peggy and Jim Hynes
  • Marie CLaire Marroum-Kardous
  • Toni and ALfred Kendrick
  • Beverly and John Lassiter
  • Barbara Laughlin
  • Christopher Lawing and Matthew Robbins
  • Holly and Hal Levinson
  • Kathy and Todd Mansfield
  • Yvonne and Richard McCracken
  • Melissa and Mike McGuire
  • Kerbie and Brandon Neal
  • Anna and Tom Nelson
  • Hope and Mike Parrott
  • Jancy and Gilbert Patrick
  • Cyndee and Robert Patterson
  • Joseph Piemont
  • Mary Margaret and Fritz Porter
  • Pat Rodgers
  • Vickie and Chris Rolfe
  • Terri and Bill Saint
  • Janet Saura and Elizabeth Sousa
  • Laura and Mike Schulte
  • Margaret and John Switzer
  • Welford and Ann Tabor
  • Sandi and Ben Thorman
  • Kurt Waldthausen and Patricia Tobin
  • Jerri and Mark Webb
  • Mary and Christopher Winston


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


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