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The Bechtler Museum is named after the family of Andreas Bechtler, a Charlotte resident and native of Switzerland who assembled and inherited a collection of more than 1,400 artworks created by major figures of 20th-century modernism and donated it to the public trust. The Bechtler collection reflects most of the important art movements and schools from the 20th century with broad exposure to the Paris School. In many instances, the holdings by a particular artist are across various media (painting, sculpture, drawing, prints, and decorative arts). Books, photographs and letters illustrating personal connections to the Bechtler family accompany some works in the collection.

Only a handful of the artworks in the Bechtler collection have been on public view in the United States.

The collection juxtaposes whimsy with work of significant intellectual depth and historical significance. Cosmopolitan in nature yet intimate in scale, the Bechtler offers a collection that is inspiring and approachable. Owing to its size and focus, the Bechtler will provide an in-depth arts experience that can be explored in an afternoon but still reward repeated visits.

Address: 420 South Tryon Street
Directions: Near Center City

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 16, 2010
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