Bechtler Museum, Charlotte Arts

PHOTOS: Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Charlotte Arts

North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1992, the architecturally refined center has three performance spaces: 2,100-seat Belk Theater. It features a 434-seat Booth Playhouse and a 150-seat Studio Theater. With that range of venue options, the center presents touring Broadway productions, a home for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte Repertory Theatre, Opera Carolina, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Carolina Voices, the Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra, Moving Poets Theater of Dance and the Carolinas Concert Association.
BOX OFFICE: Mon-Sat 10a-6p
ADDRESS: 130 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC MAP
PARKING: available in Center City Charlotte
PHONE: 704-372-1000

Harvey Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture
DESCRIPTION: African-American cultural center and art museum

Spirit Square Center for Arts and Education
DESCRIPTION: Opened 1976, Spirit Square is a community center focusing on arts education. Its venue is the 720-seat McGlohon Theatre, which was originally First Baptist Church sanctuary. The theatre has been carefully restored to enhance its architectural details. Spirit Square’s second theatre is the black-box style Duke Power Theatre which seats 180, is home to the Actor’s Theatre. The theatre is named in honor of jazz pianist Loonis McGlohon of Charlotte. In 1997, Spirit Square was absorbed by North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.
BOX OFFICE: Mon-Sat 10a-6p at 130 North Tryon Street
ADDRESS: 345 North College Street, Charlotte, NC MAP
PARKING: lots nearby
PHONE: 704-372-1000

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
DESCRIPTION: Designed by Mario Botta, same designer of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. with dramatic 4-story atrium vistas plus hallways and galleries that do sweet justice to the grand art they contain. Museum collections include works by many influential artists of the 20th century including Miró, Giacometti, Picasso, Calder, Hepworth, Nicholson, Warhol, Tinguely, Ernst, Le Corbusier, and Chillida. The evocative and uplifting museum includes a cafe and well stocked museum store.
ADMISSION: Adults 8, Age 65+ and College Students with ID $6, Age 11-18 $4
DAYS & HOURS: Mon, Wed-Sat 10a-5p, Sun Noon-5p
ADDRESS: 420 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC MAP
PARKING: discounted parking at the Wells Fargo Cultural Campus Garage at 550 South Tryon Street
PHONE: 704-353-9200

Mint Museum of Craft & Design
DESCRIPTION: Housed in a former department store, this renovated building for Mint Museum showcases the work of designers who conceive and fabricate original objects in the traditional craft mediums of ceramic, fiber, glass, metal and wood. A permanent collection, education programs, research, publications and changing exhibitions are rapidly moving this museum to acclaim in the art and design world, the museum is highly noted for its glass art by Dale Chihuly, Tom Patti, Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova.
ADMISSION: Adults $10, Students and Age 65+ with an ID $8, Ages 5-17 $5, Ages 4 and under enter free
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 10a-5p, Third Thursday 10a-8p, Sun Noon-5p
ADDRESS: 220 North Tryon Street MAP
PARKING: Free parking for 2 hours in Dunhill Hotel Garage parking deck accessible from 6th Street
PHONE: 704-337-2000

McColl Center for Visual Art
DESCRIPTION: In the vanguard of contemporary art and features a strong representation by a diverse range of Carolinian artists. The McColl has featured a major Afro-Cuban exhibition and has a notable artist-in-residence program.
ADMISSION: Free; fees for select events
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 11a-4p
ADDRESS: 721 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC MAP
PARKING: Free at Church and 10th Streets
PHONE: 704-332-5535

Mint Museum of Art
DESCRIPTION: The museum initially served as the first branch of the United States Mint before the Civil War. A grassroots community effort during the Depression saved the original Federal-style building from demolition and moved it to its present Randolph Road site. The museum opened to the public in 1936 as North Carolina’s first art museum. Now it originates and hosts major national and international exhibitions and features public programs including daily tours, seminars, lectures, family day festivals, and adult and children’s art classes. Resources include two research libraries, a slide and videotape library, teacher training programs, and in-school programs.
ADMISSION: Adults $10, Students and Age 65+ with an ID $8, Ages 5-17 $5, Ages 4 and under enter free
DAYS & HOURS: Tue 10a-9p, Wed-Sat 10a-5p
ADDRESS: 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC MAP
PARKING: free on premises
PHONE: 704-337-2000

Ovens Auditorium
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1955 , the Ovens has hosted more than 7,000 events, from Billy Graham Crusade to Bruce Springsteen to Ne-Yo. Renovated and able to seat 2,460 patrons, the venue hosts Broadway shows, symphony concerts, opera, dance recitals and national speakers.
ADDRESS: 2700 East Independence Boulevard, Charlotte, NC MAP
PHONE: 704-372-3600
PARKING: on premises for a fee

Bojangles Coliseum
DESCRIPTION: Also opened in 1955, this historic venue hosts concerts, family shows, world-class figure skating, rodeo and bull riding competitions and more. Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan have performed here. It was refurbished in 1993 to reopen as an 11,000-seat venue today.
ADDRESS: 2700 East Independence Boulevard, Charlotte, NC MAP
PHONE: 704-372-3600
PARKING: on premises


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