Family Day at the Bechtler Feb 5: Kids Admitted Free

Participate in special family-friendly art projects and museum tours

January 5, 2011 (Charlotte, N.C.)  – Learn about the art and artists of the Bechtler collection and engage imaginations through special museum tours and hands-on art activities during Family Day at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art February 5. Admission is free for everyone under 18 years old.

The Bechtler classroom and video gallery are open from noon until 4:30 p.m. for experimentation with hands-on activities based on topics, methods and materials addressed in the exhibition Four Artists in Ascona: Benazzi, Bissier, Nicholson and Valenti, which opens January 21. Art projects will illustrate the technique of landscape organization. Children will learn about composition and design while creating their own works of art with collaged papers and cardboard.

Family-focused tours will be offered on the hour from noon until 4 p.m. and highlight the Four Artists in Ascona exhibition located in the museum’s second floor gallery.

Admission to the Bechtler’s Family Day is free for those under 18 years old; all others receive a discounted ticket price of $4. Museum members are free. Hours for Family Day are noon to 4:30 p.m.

All children’s merchandise in the Bechtler museum store will be discounted 10% on Family Day.

Family Day at the Bechtler

About the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art:

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to the exhibition of mid-20th-century modern art. It is named after the family of Andreas Bechtler who assembled and inherited a collection created by seminal figures in modernism. The museum is located at 420 South Tryon Street, Charlotte. Operating hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Tuesdays. The museum is open until 9 p.m. the first and third Fridays of each month. Regular admission is $8 for adults; $6 for seniors, college students and educators; $4 for youth (11 to 14) and free for children (up to 10). For museum details visit

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