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Pluming up “Firebird”

I have to admit I was more than a little surprised during a recent visit to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art to see its signature piece Firebird by Niki de Saint Phalle having a little restoration work done.  But you know being on the streets of downtown Charlotte year-round/ 24 hours a day is rough [...]

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What 2010 Brought Us…

It was a tough year on many fronts but the visual arts at least provided some bright spots.   Given the downtrodden times that plagued, the successes and foresight in arts leaders’ institutional planning soared providing the bulk of this year’s daring-do moments. The NC Museum of Art christened their grand new showplace west building [...]

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Back to School: Mid-century Abstraction at the Bechtler

The Bechtler Museum‘s second exhibition promises visual intrigue to rival its inaugural exhibition and stunning opening earlier this year.  This museum is already a hallmark of North Carolina’s burgeoning cultural scene (read more on my take on the promise of the Bechtler in the July/August issue of artsee magazine and also here on the blog.) [...]

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The Little Museum That Could,

New Year’s festivities this year in Charlotte had nothing on what happened the day after.   For January 2, 2010 presented one of the shining lights thus far this year on the NC cultural scene: the opening of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.  It marked the culmination of a dedicated effort by Andreas Bechtler, a [...]

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