Welcome to the world of Modern Art!
Our doors may be temporarily closed, but we remain fully committed to offering art, content, and experiences designed to engage and connect you to the world of arts and culture.
Join us as we take our mission online. Tune into our social media channels, visit our website, and be sure to sign up for our e-newsletter for art and coloring activities, highlights from our collection, Bechtler artist spotlights, social media series, arts and entertainment recommendations and a variety of museum resources from around the world.
We miss seeing our visitors, members, and fellow art enthusiasts, but look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Until then, remember to stay social while social-distancing! We encourage you to follow us on social media (The Bechtler on Facebook, @thebechtler on Instagram, and @thebechtler on Twitter) for regular updates and new activities.
Virtual Cocktails + Conversations
Until our museum doors reopen, and health guidelines encourage larger public gatherings again, we will work to continue to offer programs such as Cocktails + Conversation virtually.
Community Outreach Virtual Exhibitions
Jazz at Home
Our Friday nights just are not the same without Jazz at the Bechtler. Until we are tapping our feet together again, we bring you Jazz at Home! Check out some of Ziad Rabie’s favorite moments from past Bechtler concerts.
Top 10 Modernism + Films
Check out this list to discover our top 10 most attended Modernism + Films over the past 10 years! How many have you seen?
Music and Museum from Home
Enjoy the soothing sounds of classical music from the comfort of your own home. See what Tanja Bechtler, artistic director of Music and Museum, has on her current top 10 classical music playlist.
Let's Get Crafty
Looking for something to add to your homeschool curriculum in the coming months, click the link below to discover printable art activities, lesson plans, and art challenges.
Get to Know Our Collection
Did you know there are over 1,400 art works in the Bechtler Collection? Get to know the artists and the stories behind their art as we dive into our online collection. Each week we will feature a new artist.
Hear the story behind Charlotte's art, history, and culture through Interactive CLT, an augmented reality app created by AVO Insights and supported by Charlotte's Art and Science Council.
Museums Around the World
Museums all across the world are bringing out the best of the best for at-home online audiences. We’ll be sharing a few of our favorite #museumfromhome resources for you to enjoy from the comfort of your couch.
Binge Worthy Modern Art Movies
Miss our Modernism + Film series? Looking for something a step up from Tiger King? (No judgement. We’ve watched it too!) Our staff has rounded up a list of our favorite modern art movies. Grab the popcorn, dim the lights, and enjoy!
Need a Netflix break? Grab a book, curl up, and explore the world of Modern Art through the pages of some of our staff favorites.
The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to the celebration and analysis of the strongest aspects of mid- century modernism as reflected in the holdings of the Bechtler collection.
The collection comprises more than 1,400 works by 20th-century modern artists. Some works are accompanied by books, photographs and letters illustrating personal connections to the Bechtler family.