We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 420 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-1937
Phone Number:
+1 704-353-9200
Website
Today
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Description:

This is a brand-new art museum in center city Charlotte, N.C. I found the...

This is a brand-new art museum in center city Charlotte, N.C. I found the museum to be interesting, but with significant limitations for serious lovers of modern art.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$60.00*
and up
Charlotte Segway Tour
More Info
US$45.00*
and up
Charlotte Bike Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 189 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
I love modern art

Some of the art here, just like many other museums, you will have to have an acquired taste. But I loved some of the paintings and the sculptures. It's definitely worth a visit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
Brandon J
,
Daytona Beach, Florida
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

189 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 178: English reviews
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Modern art comes to life in Charotte. Such a wonderful location in Uptown with the greatest collection of ever changing and always engaging pieces. The Bechtler family stewards the first class offering and the curator and staff bring current appreciation to historic goodness. They offer jazz nights, special family days and Bechtler after dark. A must see, whether you are... More 

Helpful?
Thank JLSiguess
Syracuse, New York
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed this smaller more intimate museum on a recent trip. Staff was very welcoming and was readily available to answer all questions. Really enjoyed it!

Helpful?
Thank cjohnson15
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Thought it could have been a bit more welcoming and able to view some of the art. Had a nice outside cocktail set-up but I thought the inside could then have been a bit more private, especially as you were limited from exploring the center itself.

Helpful?
Thank Alex H
Daytona Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Some of the art here, just like many other museums, you will have to have an acquired taste. But I loved some of the paintings and the sculptures. It's definitely worth a visit, but you can't make a whole day out of it.

Helpful?
Thank Brandon J
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

My family visited this museum during the Christmas holiday- we got a Groupon (4 adults for $15 and include 10% off the gift shop). The outside of the museum is beautiful as are are the balconies that overlook downtown Charlotte. IMHO its the star of the show. Its also easy to locate as there is a giant mirrored bird man... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jelly1983
Chestertown, Maryland
Level Contributor
536 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We were in Charlotte for the Belk Bowl game between Virginia Tech v Arkansas, which started at 5:30, so we thought we'd take in a few sites before we started tailgating, etc. My wife was especially interested in their jewelry exhibition. While it was a smallish collection, it ran the gamut from ancient to modern jewelry pieces... from the simple... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hokie67
Stoneham, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Nice, contemporary, relaxing space for a private collection including some Picasso pieces. Something for everyone. Kids' hands-on space on the fourth level. An audio tour would have been nice; but staff on each floor are very informative as well. First floor food area also not available. Nice respite for a few hours before heading to the airport.

Helpful?
Thank JBE29
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Modern & contemporary in a beautiful space. Items are not crowded together permitting individual examination.

Helpful?
Thank Jack M
Level Contributor
53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is a small museum and only takes an hour or so to see the whole collection (and read everything). But for a family collection, the Bechtler museum packs a punch. Be sure to see Warhol's "Marylyn Monroe," the Degas, and the sketches by Picasso. This museum does not compare to larger museums in the country, but for a private,... More 

Helpful?
Thank YogaGal1
Henan, China
Level Contributor
40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

It was a nice place to visit. The displays were great. However it has fewer pieces than it appears, so we completed our visit extremely quickly. Don't plan to spend longer than 1 hour there.

Helpful?
Thank lauren b

Travellers who viewed Bechtler Museum of Modern Art also viewed

 

Been to Bechtler Museum of Modern Art? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Las Vegas, Nevada
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Bechtler Museum of Modern Art staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?