#cltArts March Meetup: The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

The #cltArts monthly meetup team is back for March with a visit to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24. Opened in 2010, the Bechtler represents a collection of over 1,500 pieces of mid-century modern art, with a focus on European, School of Paris-style works. The Bechtler’s collection, amassed privately over 70 years, was donated to the city of Charlotte by the Bechtler family, with the hopes of sharing their unique treasures with the community. Six years into the museum’s existence, only roughly 25% of the collection has been shown for public view.

Want to follow along on the tour and see the Firebird, “The Art of the Print” and “The House That Modernism Built”? Simply follow the hashtag #cltArts on your social media channel of choice. Participating organizations and their platforms include:

Press Release: #cltArts Monthly Meetup Announced

#cltArts Monthly Meetup

Media Contact: Andy Goh, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (andy.goh@bechtler.org) and Julie Levans, Discovery Place (JulieL@discoveryplace.org)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 23, 2016
#cltArts Monthly Meetup to Showcase Best of Charlotte Arts & Culture via Social Media

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – Social Media Managers, marketing and other communications professionals from major Charlotte cultural centers will join forces to highlight one featured institution each month via a dynamic, multi-platform social media campaign.

Organizers wanted to create a collaborative alliance that features Charlotte’s cultural institutions in a way that celebrates their synergy and shared goal of providing the Charlotte community with world-class creative arts and culture. Paticipants include: Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte ballet, Discovery Place, Opera Carolina and many more.

Through a monthly meetup, the #cltArts initiative aims to highlight the top cultural treatures in the city, provide access and insight into their organization, and share the vast, high-level artistic options available to the community.

Each month, one of the participating institutions will be featured across twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Periscope and other platforms using the hashtag #cltArts, providing an inside look into the community’s cultural staples.

While the full 2016 schedule will be released soon, the current meetups will be at:

  • February 25, 11 a.m. – Discovery Place, aquarium tour
  • March 24, 11 a.m. – Bechtler Museum of Modern Art – The House That Modernism Built
  • April – Charlotte Ballet

For media inquires about the #cltArts Monthly Meetup, please contact either Andy Goh (Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, andy.goh@bechtler.org) or Julie Levans (Discovery Place, JulieL@discoveryplace.org). For more information, visit us at cltArts.org, and follow our official Instagram account at @cltArts.