The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to the exhibition of mid-20th century European and American modern art. Cosmopolitan in nature and intimate in scale, the Bechtler offers a collection that is inspiring and approachable. Owing to its size and focus, the museum provides an in-depth arts experience that can be explored in an afternoon but still reward repeated visits. The 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. Only a handful of the artworks in the collection have been on public view in the United States. Until now, the collection was privately held by the Bechtler family of Switzerland and the U.S., and has since been committed to the city of Charlotte. A museum shop and cafe are located on the lobby level.