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“Striking, unpretentious, modern art”

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
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Owner description: 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.
Winchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Striking, unpretentious, modern art”
Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

Visited with a group of English teenagers all fairly interested in art. The art was modern and very accessible even for those of their age. There were some pieces by famous artists, in particular Andy Warhol. We all liked the Lichtenstein tapestry in particular and the black spider. The building itself is striking and the sculpture outside made for a nice photo op. The cafe was pretty good too. It had a nice, pretty healthy selection. The kids enjoyed the gallery and the food and also had a browse in the shop which had some nice postcards an other arty things.

Thank 11all04
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Atlanta, GA
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427 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,982 helpful votes
“A surprise gem in the convention district”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

If you enjoy Mario Botta's work and you can't travel to Turkey, Italy, Israel or France to see his creations, this exhibit is a cheaper alternative. For a mere $8 you can see dozens of his detailed models along with photos of his work. Even if you don't know Botta you'll recognize something here (ever heard of the Shroud of Turin?) as well as in the other modern art in this compact but voluminous museum. Don't miss the Warhol on the ground floor.

Visited March 2014
2 Thank GuyFromAtlanta_GA
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Bethesda, Maryland
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229 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2014

The focus of the exhibits at this time are on the Swiss architect Botta who designed the building and that was extremely interesting as I had no previous knowledge of his portfolio of work globally. Starting with the artists who inspired him during his lifetime and then by the mock-ups, drawings and photographs of his previous projects from cathedrals to libraries, to museums and even to Noah's Ark in the Jerusalem Zoo, I really appreciated this learning experience. No doubt, the modern art exhibits that will follow in time will be a wonderful complement to the art exhibits at the Mint Museum next door. There is a discount if you visit both. ENJOY BOTH!!

Visited March 2014
1 Thank Lois C
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Columbus, Ohio
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“To be fair,”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

This museum is really new. It takes a while. The installation outside and the commercial they were filming are the parts I remember now. The gift shop wasn't interesting.
This sounds mean, but the best part was that the admission badge qualifies for a discount at the Mint, next door.

There's a place to hang your coat.

The staff was very friendly. They are committed to contemporary art, and I'm sure that the museum will improve rapidly. I have my nerve - I'm from Ohio. It's better than what we generally offer.

Visited February 2014
1 Thank havingmorefun
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great Museum”
Reviewed 10 January 2014

When I came here I was surprised by the diverse collection of art they had. Definitely the best attraction in Charlotte in my opinion.

Visited February 2013
1 Thank NMS845
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