Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

The distinctive four-storey building in downtown ­Charlotte, USA, was designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta. With its boldly cantilevered fourth floor exhibition gallery, soaring glass and steel atrium and terra cotta exterior, it is a striking feature in the cityscape of Charlotte.

The museum is named after the family of Andreas ­Bechtler, a Charlotte resident and native of Switzerland who donated his collection of more than 1 400 artworks to a public trust. The Bechtler collection reflects most of the important art movements and schools from the 20th century with a deep holding of the School of Paris after World War II.

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