Charlotte 9th in US for Culture According to Business Insider
For those of you who didn’t know (most of us) Charlotte NC is the 20th largest metropolitan area in the US. Our Arts and Science council has been enormously successful funding the arts in Charlotte, even if they’ve run into a little post-recession headwind the last few years.
We write frequently on Things to Do in Charlotte so we know there is Lots Of Things to Do here, but it is nice to get some outside recognition. A friend posted this to her page from Business Insider, Charlotte has one cultural venue for every 2408 people, and a lot of these are outdoor fun places. This makes Charlotte 9th in Cultural sites not bad for the 20th largest city in the nation.
I took a tour of the Bechtler Musem of Modern Art last week with a client/friend/docent- and what a tour. Mario Botta, the architect of the Bechtler, had an exhibit of his work that took over the 4th floor. He has designed more than 300 projects around the world, including the Bechtler and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, he calls them his “sacred places.” Museums for art and the heart, libraries for knowledge and information, churches and cathedrals in Europe for the spiritual. Charlotte had the exhibit over the summer and the British Invasion is coming September 10, featuring British artists such as Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Bridget Riley.
Here are a few photos (yes the are allowed!) some are his original sketches, and then the models built to see them better! Amazing.
Thank you Andreas Bechtler and Mario Botta for this fine exhibition and bringing it to Charlotte.
Summer Sounds at Bearden Park
Mint Museum Twice!
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