Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bechtler Museum opens this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 2:59 PM

Art lovers rejoice, as the grand opening of Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is this Saturday, Jan. 2. Andreas Bechtler's extensive 1,400-piece collection is an array of primarily mid-20th century modern European art, but also features a variety of works by popular American artists. Notable figures in the art world, whose works are featured in the collection, include Alberto Giacometti, Joan Miro, Jean Tinguely, Max Ernst, Andy Warhol, Le Corbusier, Sol Lewitt, Edgar Degas, Nicolas de Stael, Barbara Hepworth and Pablo Picasso, and many more. Head out to the Wells Fargo Cultural Campus for the museum's ribbon-cutting ceremony and free admission. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. 704-353-9200. www.bechtler.org.

(Photo by Perry Tannenbaum)
  • (Photo by Perry Tannenbaum)

To read more about the new museum, check out this story in the Arts section.

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