Two to three times a year, the museum presents public lectures by national and international museum directors, art historians, academicians and other experts who explore the facets of modern art and architecture. The Louise Bernstein Distinguished Lecture Series is a mainstay of the Bechtler’s educational programming and brings new ideas and fresh perspectives to the Charlotte region.
Currently, no guest lectures are scheduled.
Previous guest lecturers have included:
- Dr. Shahram Khoshbin, Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and a neurologist at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, for the lecture A Neurologist's Portrait of Van Gogh
- Roland Wetzel, Director of the Museum Tinguely in Basel, Switzerland, for the lecture Museum Tinguely: A Place in Constant Movement
- Neal Benezra, Director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, for the lecture San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Looking Forward
- Michael Shapiro, Director of Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, for a lecture on the High exhibition Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters
- Véronique Wiesinger, Director of the Paris-based Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation, for the lecture Alberto Giacometti and the Curse of Art Forgery
Tickets for guest lectures are free for members/$10 for non-members. Purchase and reserve tickets online, by phone at 704.353.9200 or at the visitor services desk.
The Louise Bernstein Distinguished Lecture Series is generously sponsored by Mark Bernstein and family in honor of Louise Bernstein. Additional support for the series is provided by US Airways