Modernist Society members are some of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art's most important supporters. Modernist Society members receive invitations to exclusive events such as exhibition openings and special dinners with art-world persona.

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art thanks members of the Modernist Society for their loyal and generous support of museum exhibitions, programs and community outreach efforts. 

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is a testament to the Bechtler family members who stood as leaders in supporting and advancing artists of the modernist period. We invite you to join the museum at a leadership level as a member of the Modernist Society. 


All of the benefits of the Firebird Scoiety Membership, plus:

  • Additional 5 percent discount in store (total: 20 percent)
  • 2 additional guest passes (total: 10)
  • 2 additional postcards (total: 8)
  • Unlimited free admission for your guests when they accompany you
  • Recognition on the donor wall
  • Invitation to travel with the Bechtler to an international destination (once per year)
  • Receptions and dinners with guest speakers and artists
  • Modernist-only pre-opening exhibition receptions
  • New Modernist tour with key staff
  • 20 percent museum facility rental discount
  • Complimentary 1-year Individual membership to use as a gift (increased from 6 months at Firebird Society level)


All of the benefits of the Modernist Membership, plus:

  • Complimentary admission to all museum-sponsored events
  • Museum store concierge shopping and gift wrapping
  • Private tour of exhibitions and collections with key staff
  • Additional 5 percent museum facility rental discount (total: 25 percent)


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

  • President available for private museum tours and events
  • Complimentary admission for you and 2 guests to all museum-sponsored events
  • Annual Chairman's dinner
  • Delivery of museum store purchases
  • Additional 5 pecent museum facility rental discount (total: 30 percent)

Purchase Modernist Society memberships online:

Modernist Society
Modernist Society Benefactor
Modernist Society Leader

Memberships may also be purchased by phone at 704.353.9200 or at the admissons desk. To request a membership brochure call 704.353.9200 or send an e-mail to

For more information about Modernist Society membership benefits, e-mail Rebecca Morris, Director of Individual Giving or call 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

  • Lilly and Steve Young
  • Joan Zimmerman

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

  • Citali and Fernando Aguirre
  • Linda and Bob Bertges
  • Jessica and Alex Churchill
  • Caroline and Ben Dellinger
  • Jody and Bryan Droze
  • Victoria and J.P. Durham
  • Liz and Lane Faison
  • Dorlisa and Peter Flur
  • Sally and Curt Fochtmann
  • Kitty and Ted Garner
  • Dale Halton and Fred Wagner
  • Donna and Bob Lilien
  • Anne and Epes Robinson
  • Sally and Russ Robinson
  • Shannon Smith
  • 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
  • Katherine Belk
  • 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
  • Linda and Bill Farthing
  • Heather and Tom Finke
  • Carson and 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
  • Peggy and Jim Hynes
  • Beverly and John Lassiter
  • Barbara Laughlin
  • Christopher Lawing and Matthew Robbins
  • Holly and Hal Levinson
  • Kathy and Todd Mansfield
  • Melissa and Mike McGuire
  • Kerbie and Brandon Neal
  • Anna and Tom Nelson
  • Hope and Mike Parrott
  • Jancy and Gilbert Patrick
  • Cyndee and Robert Patterson
  • Ellen and Joseph Piemont
  • Pat Rodgers
  • Vickie and Chris Rolfe
  • Terri and Bill Saint
  • Janet Saura 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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