Icon: The 2018 Gala

LOCATION: BECHTLER MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018

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YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND ICON: THE BECHTLER MUSEUM OF MODERN ART'S 2018 GALA

Friday, April 20 
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Cocktails • Hors d'oeuvres + Small Plates • Music
Four Floors of Entertainment • Silent Auction 
Black Tie • Valet Parking

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art 
at Levine Center for the Arts
420 South Tryon Street 
Charlotte, NC 28202

ABOUT THE GALA

Join us on April 20, 2018 for the Bechtler's ninth annual fundraising gala. All proceeds benefit the museum's operating costs, including exhibitions, public programs and community outreach initiatives that encourage an appreciation of the arts, culture, education and inclusiveness.

Your attendance at Icon: The 2018 Gala makes the Bechtler More than a Museum, and supports our programs such as Jail Arts Initiative, Low to No Vision, Museum Memories, InReach and Artists in Schools. We believe there should be no barriers to entry for audiences that have traditionally been underserved by the visual arts community.

Presented by Barings, Icon will be a tribute to the Bechtler collection's modern and contemporary artists, which will be on view in the museum's fourth-floor galleries in the exhibition Wrestling the Angel. Always artistic in presentation, the gala is one of the most fun and engaging parties of the year. Guests will experience an inspired menu and bar, compelling décor, entertainment throughout the museum and a silent auction.

If you are unable to attend Icon, please consider supporting the Bechtler through the silent auction. Click here to register for the auction, view items and begin bidding. The auction will close promptly at 10:30 p.m. on April 20. This year’s auction includes unique experiences such as tickets to see Hamilton in NYC; quail hunting in SC; private in-home concert by the Bechtler Ensemble; vacations to exclusive destinations including Vail, DeBordieu, Palmetto Bluff, Blue Ridge Mountains and Durham; courtside seats to the Hornets, luxury box tickets to the Carolina Panthers, and much more!





INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

$250 per person / $140 for Bechtler Young Visionaries / $225 per person for Firebird Society members / $200 per person for Modernist Society Members

BENEFACTOR TICKETS

$375 per person / $350 for Firebird Society members / $325 for Modernist Society members / includes one ticket to the gala, and an invitation to VIP pre-party at Barings (300 South Tryon Street) starting at 6 p.m. and name listing in event program

ARTIST LEVEL SPONSOR

$1,500 / includes four tickets to the gala and invitation to VIP pre-party at Barings starting at 6 p.m. and name listing in event program

COLLECTOR LEVEL SPONSOR

$2,500 / includes six tickets to the gala and invitation to VIP pre-party at Barings starting at 6 p.m. and name listing in event program

EVENT CHAIRS AND HOST COMMITTEE 

Host Committee Chairs: Heather and Tom Finke

Host Committee: Sarah and Tim Belk, Barrie and Matt Benson, Amy and Philip Blumenthal, Tricia and John Boyer, Erin and Matt Branstrom, Jessica and Alex Churchill, Keith Cradle, Jesse Cureton, Stacie and Malcolm Davis, Caroline and Ben Dellinger, Theresa and Douglas Drew, Liz and Lane Faison, Dorlisa and Peter Flur, Sally and Curt Fochtmann, Jenn and Michael Freno, Libba and Mike Gaither, Kitty and Ted Garner, Lynn and Brian Good, Heather and Kevin Gottehrer, Jennifer and Doug Green, Heather and Charles Jonas, Beverly and John Lassiter, Donna and Bob Lilien, Kristine Matthews, Renee and Hugh McColl, Caton and Charlie Morris, Kerbie and Brandon Neal, Vickie and Chris Rolfe, Anne Carter and Dean Smith, Shannon Smith and Daniela Sebova, Margaret and John Switzer, Gail and Scott Syfert, Ann and Wellford Tabor, Ann and Michael Tarwater, Cassandra S. and David K. Wagner, Carrie and Brian Whelan, Joan Zimmerman

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, please contact Lisa Woods, Associate Director of Development, at 704.353.9207 or lisa.woods@bechtler.org.

SPONSORSHIPS

Interested in supporting Icon with a corporate sponsorship? Contact Bob Scheer, Director of Institutional Giving, by emailing bob.scheer@bechtler.org or by calling 704.353.9221.

View photos from Taboo: The 2017 Gala on Flickr here, here, and hereSee the official video from the event below.

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