Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Museum in Charlotte

An Uptown landmark, thanks to sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle’s huge mirror-tiled Firebird out front, this showcase for 20th-century art was donated to the city by the Bechtlers, a family of Swiss industrialists. Highlights of its permanent collection, displayed on the 3rd floor, include ceramics and lithographs by Picasso, and tiny gilded bronzes by Alberto Giacometti, a family friend.

Look out for top-class temporary exhibitions on the 2nd and 4th floors.

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