The Game of Modern Love

The Game of Modern Love



Join the Bechtler for an evening of fun and games celebrating artistic twosomes.

Great artists have one thing in common: inspiration. Many are influenced by the work of artists who came before them. Others become mentors. Some walk the creative path in tandem. Among the brilliant minds of mid-century modernism were partnerships both typical and unexpected such as those shared by Bechtler collection artists Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth, Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely, and Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselmann.

On February 15, 2013 from 7 to 11 p.m., the rapport, ardor, enduring partnerships and passionate affairs of modern artists will be celebrated in a gala to benefit the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.

Guests will enjoy cocktails, live music, a silent auction, amusements and diversions. Passed hors d’oeuvres and chef-prepared small plates of artfully paired ingredients will be served throughout the museum. Bid on elegant experiential packages in a silent auction.

Cocktail attire (as a pair or uniquely you).


Vickie and Chris Rolfe, Event Chairs
Mary Lou and Jim Babb
Bob and Linda Bertges
Amy and Philip Blumenthal
Tricia and John Boyer
Shelley and Adam Colvin
Caroline and Ben Dellinger
Jill Dinwiddie and Bernie Hargadon
Theresa and Douglas Drew
Laura Foxx
Pamela Freeman and Greg Johns
Kitty and Ted Garner
Brian and Lynn Good

David and Nancy Hauser
John and Beverly Lassiter
Hal and Holly Levinson
Bob and Donna Lilien
Wesley Mancini
Kim McCulloch
Patty and Thruston Morton
Anc and Jenny Newman
Cyndee and Robert Patterson
Carol Quillen
Kurt and Regina Waldthausen
Joan and Robert Zimmerman


Tickets are $150 ($110 tax deductible) and $250 ($200 tax deductible) per person.

If purchased by January 31, tickets at the $250 level include recognition in the event program and a tour of the Bechtler with founding museum patron Andreas Bechtler. (The special one-time tour will be scheduled for spring 2013. Ticket holders will be contacted with the date and time).

Purchase tickets online or by phone at 704.353.9200. Proceeds benefit all museum efforts including exhibitions, events, education and outreach programs.


Corporate sponsorships are available at $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000. To sponsor The Game of Modern Love, call 704.353.9209.

Presenting Sponsor:




Carolina Tractor

Classica Homes





US Airways

Willard and Maureen Leach

Joan and Robert Zimmerman

In-kind Sponsors:

American AV


Gwendolyn Belle | Interactive Designer

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