Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Dedicated to the art movements of the mid-20th century, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art features a collection of modern and abstract art includes work by artists such as Giacometti, Warhol, and Le Corbusier. Named after the art-collecting family of Andres Bechtler, the museum is part of the Levine Center for the Arts. Groups can see American and European painting, sculpture, and drawings, including work from the School of Paris. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and can choose from a variety of museum tour options for guided field trip visits. Events at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art include jazz performances, lectures, and more.

contact info

Hrs: Mon. & Wed.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.

School

On field trips to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, students can tour a current exhibit or take a tour focused on the museum’s architecture, the techniques and subjects of sculpture in the museum, art from the permanent collection, or the history of the Bechtler family. Tours aim to get students curious about art and help them develop visual language skills that will in turn improve reading and writing skills. Teachers can visit the museum before the field trip to plan the tour. Guided and self-guided tours must be booked at least a month in advance.

supports classroom learning in:
Art.

topics covered:
History, architecture, culture, social studies, language arts, visual art, critical thinking.

contact info
Name: Education Department
Phone: 704-353-9218
Email: education@bechtler.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 1-2.5 hours.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 1-2.5 hours.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 1-2.5 hours. Registration: 10:1. Food Options: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

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Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Dedicated to the art movements of the mid-20th century, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art features a collection of modern and abstract art includes work by artists such as Giacometti, Warhol, and Le Corbusier. Named after the art-collecting family of Andres Bechtler, the museum is part of the Levine Center for the Arts. Groups can see American and European painting, sculpture, and drawings, including work from the School of Paris. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and can choose from a variety of museum tour options for guided field trip visits. Events at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art include jazz performances, lectures, and more.

contact info

Hrs: Mon. & Wed.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.

Scouts

Scouts can work on Art and Architecture badges on tours of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Choose from tours focused on the museum’s architecture (designed by Mario Botta), the techniques and subjects of sculpture in the museum, art from the museum’s permanent collection, or the history of the Bechtler family. Tour content is customizable upon request. Guided and self-guided tours must be booked at least a month ahead.

supports scout badges in:
Art.

topics covered:
History, architecture, culture, social studies, language arts, visual art, critical thinking.

contact info
Name: Education Department
Phone: 704-353-9218
Email: education@bechtler.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Dedicated to the art movements of the mid-20th century, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art features a collection of modern and abstract art includes work by artists such as Giacometti, Warhol, and Le Corbusier. Named after the art-collecting family of Andres Bechtler, the museum is part of the Levine Center for the Arts. Groups can see American and European painting, sculpture, and drawings, including work from the School of Paris. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and can choose from a variety of museum tour options for guided field trip visits. Events at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art include jazz performances, lectures, and more.

contact info

Hrs: Mon. & Wed.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.

Camp

Summer camp groups will enjoy touring the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Choose from a tour of the current exhibit or tours focused on the museum’s architecture, sculpture, art from the permanent collection, or the history of the Bechtler family. Guided and self-guided visits must be reserved at least 30 days in advance.

contact info
Name: Education Department
Phone: 704-353-9218
Email: education@bechtler.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Dedicated to the art movements of the mid-20th century, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art features a collection of modern and abstract art includes work by artists such as Giacometti, Warhol, and Le Corbusier. Named after the art-collecting family of Andres Bechtler, the museum is part of the Levine Center for the Arts. Groups can see American and European painting, sculpture, and drawings, including work from the School of Paris. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and can choose from a variety of museum tour options for guided field trip visits. Events at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art include jazz performances, lectures, and more.

contact info

Hrs: Mon. & Wed.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.

Homeschool

Homeschoolers can learn about various aspects of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art during field trip tours. Tour a current exhibit or choose a tour focused on the museum’s architecture, the techniques and subjects of sculpture in the museum, art from the permanent collection, or the history of the Bechtler family. Tours aim to pique homeschoolers’ curious about art and help them develop visual language skills that will in turn improve reading and writing skills. Teachers can visit the museum before the field trip to plan the tour. Guided and self-guided tours must be reserved at least 30 days ahead.

topics covered:
History, architecture, culture, social studies, language arts, visual art, critical thinking.

contact info
Name: Education Department
Phone: 704-353-9218
Email: education@bechtler.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

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