Discover hidden gems at the Bechtler’s newest exhibit

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Did you know that a huge percentage of art owned by the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art has never been seen by the public?

From Nov. 17 through March 17, 2019, the Bechtler will present “Bechtler Unseen: Works from the 50s and 60s.” This exhibition will showcase more than 100 works from the Bechtler collection that have never been displayed before.


These works include art from internationally renown artists Joan Miró, Georges Braque, Jean (Hans) Arp and Pablo Picasso as well as many artists whose works have rarely been seen in the U.S.

The collection offers a glimpse into the private minds of the Bechtler family. Certain pieces, like ones from  the great playwright and Expressionist painter Oscar Kokoschka, come from early on in the family’s art collecting history. Others showcase a blend of, non-European heritage with the artists’ experiences in modern Paris such as Kumi Sugaï (Japan), Rufino Tamayo (Mexico) and Wou-Ki Zao (China).

“Bechtler Unseen” reminds the viewer just how wide-ranging the art at the Bechtler is. From realistic landscapes to abstract art, it is quality and timelessness  that matters to the Bechtler family above all.

“This exhibition also demonstrates the interest so many artists had in their expressing the complexities, subtleties and occasional mysteries of the poetic voice of their collaborators as well as their own musings on the nature of art and the challenges and delights of the life they had chosen for themselves,” said John Boyer, President and CEO of the Bechtler.

Visit the museum any time from Nov. 17 to March 17 to see for yourself why this collection couldn’t stay hidden for long.

For more information about “Bechtler Unseen”, click here.

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