To ensure a pleasant experience for all museum visitors and to protect the museum's artworks for future generations, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art requests guests adhere to the following rules and guidelines:

  • Still photography is permitted in the galleries for personal, non-commercial use only (unless otherwise posted). Video, flash, tripods and selfie sticks are not permitted.
  • All bags 11" x 15" or larger, as well as all umbrellas, must be stored in the coat closet at the front desk. See front desk associate for details.
  • Please silence and refrain from using cell phones and other personal electronic devices in the galleries.
  • Sketching is permitted in the galleries with pencil only, no ink or paint.
  • Smoking, including electronic smoking, is prohibited on museum property, including on the plaza and the outdoor sculpture terrace.
  • Please refrain from taking food and drink into the galleries.
  • Please do not chew gum.
  • Please refrain from touching works of art or any protective coverings of artwork.
  • No pets are allowed, except for assistance and guide animals.
  • For your safety, do not climb or sit on sculptures.
  • Do not sit or stand on pedestals or platforms.
  • Do not lean on display cases.
  • Please be sure children are attended at all times.


  • All public areas in the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art are accessible to visitors in wheelchairs.
  • Complimentary wheelchairs may be requested at the admissions desk. Wheelchair availability is on a first-come, first-served basis..
  • Elevators are located on all floors of the museum.
  • The public restrooms located on the lobby level are accessible.
  • An accessible drinking fountain is located near the restrooms.

    NOTE: The Bechtler Museum of Art is committed to making the museum accessible for all visitors. Please note that our efforts to make our website, buildings, galleries and programs more accessible are ongoing. If you encounter any accessibility concerns, please contact us at  


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


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