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. Details about the Modernist Society, its associated benefits, and how to join are found here.

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 Leader: $10,000 - $24,999

  • Linda and Bob Bertges
  • Shannon Smith
  • Charlotte and John Wickham
  • Joan and Robert Zimmerman

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

  • Citali and Fernando Aguirre
  • Caroline and Ben Dellinger
  • Jody and Bryan Droze
  • Victoria and J.P. Dunham
  • Liz and Lane Faison
  • Dorlisa and Peter Flur
  • Kitty and Ted Garner
  • Anne and Epes Robinson
  • Janet Saura and Elizabeth Sousa
  • Anne and Robert Tolz
  • Ann and Michael Tarwater
  • Cassandra and David Wagner

Modernist: $2,500 - $4,999

  • Jennifer Appleby
  • Robert Barbee
  • Cindy Barnes
  • Georgia and Bill Belk
  • Margaret and Smokey Bissell
  • Patty Blackburn
  • Amy and Philip Blumenthal
  • Tricia and John Boyer
  • Barbara and Twig Branch
  • Robin and Bill Branstrom
  • Anne Carter Smith and Dean Smith
  • Jessica and Alex Churchill
  • Shelley Rozier Colvin
  • Peggy and Bob Culbertson
  • Susan Cybulski
  • Jill Dinwiddie and Bernie Hargadon
  • Linda and Bill Farthing
  • Carson and Scott Fitzgerald
  • Betsy Fleming and Ed Weisiger
  • Sally and Curt Fochtmann
  • Pamela Freeman and Gregory Johns
  • Libba and Mike Gaither
  • Heidemarie and Oscar Groomes
  • Dale Halton and Fred Wagner
  • Peggy and Jim Hynes
  • Nancy and John Lassiter
  • Christopher Lawing and Matthew Robbins
  • Nell Lawing
  • Anne and Gilbert Lee
  • Holly and Hal Levinson
  • Donna and Bob Lilien
  • Melissa and Mike McGuire
  • Mary and Jerland Melberg
  • Michele Mohr and Alex Berrabah
  • Jennifer Neely
  • Anna and Tom Nelson
  • Hope and Mike Parrott
  • Jancy and Gilbert Patrick
  • Cyndee and Robert Patterson
  • Ellen and Joseph Piemont
  • Sally and Russ Robinson
  • Pat Rodgers
  • Vickie and Chris Rolfe
  • Terri and Bill Saint
  • Laura and Mike Schulte
  • Sherry and Tom Skains
  • Jennifer and Eric Steigerwalt
  • Gail and Scott Syfert
  • Sandi and Ben Thorman
  • Kurt Waldthausen


  • Monday10am - 5pm
  • TuesdayClosed
  • Wednesday10am - 5pm
  • Thursday10am - 5pm
  • Friday10am - 5pm
  • Saturday10am - 5pm
  • Sunday12pm - 5pm


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