Guest Lectures

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.

"ARTnews" Editor and Publisher Milton Esterow

Jerald Melberg Gallery in partnership with the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art presents a lecture April 24, 2014 by ARTnews magazine editor and publisher Milton Esterow. Esterow will discuss How to Look at Art Without Feeling Inferior. Read more.

A reception including wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be held at 6 p.m., with the lecture at 7 p.m. The lecture is free but reservations are required online or by phone at 704.353.9200.


Jerald Melberg Gallery in partnership with the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art presents a lecture by ARTnews magazine editor and publisher Milton Esterow on April 24. Esterow will discuss How to Look at Art Without Feeling Inferior. A reception including wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be held at 6 p.m., with the lecture at 7 p.m. - See more at: http://bechtler.org/Learn/Events/details/guest-lecture-milton-esterow#sthash.JufQzBSR.dpuf

Previous Guest lecturers:

--Mario Botta, internationally acclaimed Swiss architect and designer of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art building, for a lecture on his 50-year career.
--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 Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation, for the lecture Alberto Giacometti and the Curse of Art Forgery


    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

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