Bechtler Museum http://wfae.org en Architecture And Urban Design In Charlotte http://wfae.org/post/architecture-and-urban-design-charlotte <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte often gets a bad rap for its lack of good architecture around the city, but there are newer structures cropping up that are starting to turn that feeling around. The </span>Bechtler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Museum building is one of those new, </span>innovatively<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> designed buildings, which opened back in 2010. The building is only the second public building in the country designed by renowned Swiss architect </span><a href="http://www.botta.ch/Page/Recenti_en.php" style="line-height: 1.5;">Mario Botta</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Today, the </span>Bechtler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> opens an exhibition of </span>Botta’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> work around the world, and so we’ll talk about urban design and iconic buildings worldwide and in Charlotte, and what architecture can do to shape the texture of a city.</span></p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 44054 at http://wfae.org Architecture And Urban Design In Charlotte 1968 On Display At Bechtler http://wfae.org/post/1968-display-bechtler <p>Since August, the Bechtler Museum uptown has had the exhibition <a href="http://bechtler.org/Collection/Modernism-in-changing-times"><em>Modernism in Changing Times: Works From 1968</em></a>.&nbsp; In the collection, 1968 represents a blend of media, objective, style, nationality and scale.&nbsp; 101 works of sculpture, paintings, prints, artist books and textiles are featured.&nbsp; It touches on some of the major art movements of 1968.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:12:35 +0000 Craig Elmore 38805 at http://wfae.org 1968 On Display At Bechtler Arts Funding Troubles, part 2: What It Will Take To Survive http://wfae.org/post/arts-funding-troubles-part-2-what-it-will-take-survive <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte's arts funding landscape is grim.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Arts and Science Council was created decades ago to be the primary fundraiser for Charlotte's cultural sector. But it is no longer the money-raising powerhouse it once was. Cultural institutions that rely on the </span>ASC<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, are struggling to pay their bills. And that new museum complex Uptown is in the middle of what arts leaders call a "perfect storm."</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Julie Rose & Briana Duggan 31044 at http://wfae.org Arts Funding Troubles, part 2: What It Will Take To Survive Bechtler Exhibit Examines Art Through Artists' Relationships http://wfae.org/post/bechtler-exhibit-examines-art-through-artists-relationships <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Warhol and&nbsp;</span>Basquiat<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Monet and Renoir</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;; Some of history’s greatest artists were also great friends.</span></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:29:46 +0000 Briana Duggan 22105 at http://wfae.org Bechtler Exhibit Examines Art Through Artists' Relationships Giacometti, Target Of Con Artists, On Display At Bechtler http://wfae.org/post/giacometti-target-con-artists-display-bechtler <p>The most expensive sculpture ever sold at auction was by a Swiss artist named Alberto Giacometti. It went for $104 million in 2010 - and because Giacometti's work has become so valuable, it's now a top target for counterfeiters. Charlotte has its own small claim to the artist - the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art houses a distinctive collection of Giacometti work now on display.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:32:25 +0000 Julie Rose 12538 at http://wfae.org Giacometti, Target Of Con Artists, On Display At Bechtler Firebird Patrol http://wfae.org/post/firebird-patrol <P>One of the most popular Uptown photo ops during the DNC will be the Firebird, the tall, mirrored glass sculpture standing outside the Bechtler Museum.&nbsp;</P> <P>That kind of publicity is priceless, but the museum knows the exposure could also attract vandals. And it has taken measures to try to prevent that.<BR><BR>Cathie Burns is the collections management assistant at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 20:22:31 +0000 Tanner Latham 4324 at http://wfae.org Firebird Patrol