420 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
Do you like finger paintings??? The finger paintings here were incredible. So many different finger and hand marks and smudges. The colors swirled together on the construction paper. They also had exquisite paper snow flakes. The skills that goes into these works of art is grueling. One must fold a paper in half one way then in half a second time and cut sections of the folded paper out with scissors. When the masterpiece is unfolded you will see the radially symmetrical paper snow flake. Oh how marvelous. Oh how exquisite!
Straightforward exhibits with excellent docents. The tapestries are moving and rugged. The Picasso pitcher ought to be turned 45 degrees like a diamond with respect to the wall so we can see all of it.
The collection here of the Bechtler family is fairly small but carefully collected curated. The building is quite lovely. It's a once in a lifetime chance to view works by the modern masters such as Picasso, Chagall, Miro, Lichtenstein, and Leger. There is a parking lot across the street that charges $5 on the weekends, but there is a problem leaving it - it took me 20 minutes with not much traffic. Try to get something on the street.
OMG such beauty!! I HIGHLY recommend taking advantage of their monthly free night lovely art in a wonderful, dedicated Staff. You have got to participate in their art bingo game; made me pay more attention to displays. I also really appreciate their outreach to incarcerated folks and the developmentally challenged!!!! Every one needs ART in their lives.
A great place to visit for an hour or so for your trip downtown in Charlotte. They have a great display space upstairs which is currently modern tapestries. Some beautiful pieces on display and the sculpture floor was my favorite. We parked at the parking structure across the street and walked easily up the stairs and across the street into the building on the weekend for $5 parking. There is a balcony on the sculpture floor too check it out! Alberto Giacometti sculptures in bronze were my favorites.