Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Opens Exhibition by Firebird Artist

March 15, 2011 10:48 pm


Media outlets are invited to preview and photograph the exhibition Niki de Saint Phalle: Creation of a New Mythology on Thursday, March 17 at 11 a.m. before it opens to the public March 18.

The exhibition celebrates the artist’s extraordinary appetite for myths and legends as interpreted through dynamic and often provocative sculpture, paintings and prints. The Bechtler presents 55 works inside the museum and five large-scale outdoor sculptures across the street, in addition to the Firebird sculpture that graces the museum’s plaza. The show will provide intellectual inquiry mixed with a sense of provocation, joy and delight. Visit for more information. The exhibition is made possible with a generous grant from Wells Fargo Private Bank.

Speakers at the event:
John Boyer, President and CEO, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Jay Everette, Wells Fargo Community Affairs Manager
Representative from the Niki Charitable Art Foundation

Thursday, March 17 at 11 a.m.

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, at Levine Center for the Arts, 420 South Tryon Street, Charlotte. (Parking: The Bechtler provides partial validation for the Levine Center for the Arts parking garage on Stonewall Street between Tryon and Church.)

Interview Opportunities:
John Boyer, Jay Everette, Laura Duke (daughter of Niki de Saint Phalle), Bloum Cardenas (granddaughter of Niki de Saint Phalle and Trustee of the Niki Charitable Art Foundation) and Dave Stevenson (Trustee of the Niki Charitable Art Foundation).

RSVP Requested:
Pam Davis, Director of Communications and Marketing, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, office: 704.353.9204 or

About the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to the exhibition of mid-20th-century modern art. It is named after the family of Andreas Bechtler who assembled and inherited a collection created by seminal figures in modernism.

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