Fodor's Expert Review Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Uptown Charlotte Museum/Gallery

With the famed Firebird sculpture out front, there's no way you can miss this staple of Uptown's art scene. Covered in mirrors and colored glass, Niki de Saint Phalle's 17-foot birdlike creature is just a taste of what the Bechtler has to offer inside. The rotating collection might include Warhol's pop art, Giacometti's dark sculptures, and ceramics by Picasso. Founded by the Swiss-born Andreas Bechtler, the museum highlights his family's love affair with art, as well as their deep connections with many of the artists on display. The small museum is spread across three compact floors—allow about an hour to fully experience the collections. Check the museum's calendar of after-hours concerts in their popular Jazz at the Bechtler series.

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420 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, North Carolina  28202, USA

704-353–9200

www.bechtler.org

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Rate Includes: $9, Closed Tues.

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