Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Second Ward

253 Ratings

Value Discount You Save
$16 50% $8
Give as a Gift
Limited quantity available
Over 1,000 bought

In a Nutshell

  • Pieces by Picasso, Warhol, Giacometti, & Miró
  • Bechtler family collection
  • Building designed by Mario Botta

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 3, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 2 per visit. Not valid for special events. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

If the eyes are the window to the soul, modern art is the squeegee that wipes away the rain spots and dried bug bits of everyday life. Clean up your heart's home with today's Groupon: for $8, you get two general-admission tickets to Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (a $16 value).

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art's forest of paintings and sculptures grew from the seeds of the Bechtler family's personal collection, amassed over several decades and donated to the city of Charlotte. The Bechtlers' connections to the art world put them in close proximity to influential 20th-century artists such as Andy Warhol, who painted the family's portrait, and key figures from the abstractionist School of Paris, who watered the family's plants while they were on vacation. The museum is currently exhibiting Niki de Saint Phalle: Creation of a New Mythology, showcasing de Saint Phalle's kaleidoscopic etchings and sculptures of mirrors, painted polyester, and colored stones, some of which incorporate tiny moving parts. Outside, the exuberant, brightly colored skull of her sculpture La Cabeza Ou Tête de Mort (Grande) boasts an undefeated staring-contest record against museum visitors and staff.

Terra cotta cloaks the soaring modernist forms of Bechtler Museum's physical form, designed by internationally renowned architect Mario Botta. Inside, a lofty glass atrium and museum café leave the interior awash in ample natural light and casual sandwich fare, respectively.

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Art bursts around every corner of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Acclaimed architect Mario Botta designed the intimate museum to showcase art in every arresting space and vista, including works by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Joan Miró. The spiraling colors of the European perspective highlight the best of mid-20th-century modern art.

Customer Reviews

253 Ratings

Neat Place, bring some extra money for the gift shop :)
Lauren G. · September 13, 2015
Start with the top and work your way down.
Marcia V. · September 7, 2015
Takes about 90 minutes plus time in the bookstore. Lovely Sunday afternoon excursion!
Nancy J. · September 6, 2015
Merchant Location Map
  1. 1

    Second Ward

    420 S Tryon St.

    Charlotte, North Carolina 28202


    Get Directions

15% Bonus Savings
Get an extra 15% off local restaurants, spas, salons, and more to use within 48 hours of your Goods order! See details
By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.
Please select an option to add / remove from wishlist