Taboo! The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s 2017 Fundraising Gala

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 04/21/2017

On April 21, 2017, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art will welcome guests to its eighth annual fundraising Gala, “Taboo.” All proceeds benefit the museum’s operating costs, including exhibitions, public programs and community outreach initiatives that encourage an appreciation of arts, culture, and education.

This year’s Gala will be a tribute to the Bechtler Collection’s modern and contemporary artists, which will be on view in the museum’s fourth-floor galleries in the exhibition Bechtler Collection: Relaunched and Rediscovered. Always artistic in presentation, the Gala is one of the most fun and engaging parties of the year. Guests will experience an inspired menu and bar, compelling décor, entertainment throughout the museum, and a silent auction.

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• $250 per person / $225 per person for Firebird Society members / $200 per person for Modernist Society Members


• $375 per person / $350 for Firebird Society members / $325 for Modernist Society members / includes invitation to VIP reception starting at 6 p.m. and name listing in event program


• $1,500 / includes four tickets to the gala and VIP reception starting at 6 p.m. as well as name listing in event program


• $2,500 / includes six tickets to the gala and VIP reception starting at 6 p.m. as well as name listing in event program


Host Committee Chairs - Kitty and Ted Garner

Event Chair - Wesley Mancini

Host Committee - Meg and Shoff Allison, Marty and Weston Andress, Barrie and Matt Benson, Amy and Philip Blumenthal, Tricia and John Boyer, Scott and Russell Bryan, Renee Byrd, Keith Cradle, Caroline and Ben Dellinger, Theresa and Doug Drew, Cat and Frank Edwards, Liz and Lane Faison, Betsy Fleming and Ed Weisiger Jr., Dorlisa and Peter Flur, Sally and Curt Fochtmann, Pamela Freeman and Greg Johns, Lynn and Brian Good, Laura and Mike Grace, Jennifer and Doug Green, Steve Hader, Tiffany and Minor Hinson, Beth and Bill Hobbs, Carolyn and John Hudson, Elizabeth and Jeff Irvin, Heather and Charles Jonas, Nancy and Robert Kipnis, Beverly and Mark Ladley, Beverly and John Lassiter, Donna and Bob Lilien, Mary Lytch, Hillary Maclean and Whit Wilks, Wesley Mancini and Bob Scheer, Francie and John Mangan, Susan and Alex McAlister, Samantha and Mark McCall, Lindsay and Stanton McCullough, Posey and Mark Mealy, Katherine and Whit Mulford, Kerbie and Brandon Neal, Hope and Mike Parrott, Cyndee and Robert Patterson, Vickie and Chris Rolfe, Cyndee and Robert Patterson, Vickie and Chris Rolfe, Paige and Art Roselle, Janet Saura and Elizabeth Sousa, Marianna and Trey Sheridan, Stephen and Parker Shuford, Josie and Jim Shuford, Shannon Smith and Daniela Sebova, Anne Carter and Dean Smith, Mary and Scott Smith, Margaret and John Switzer, Gail and Scott Syfert, Ann and Wellford Tabor, Kippy and Blake Thompson, Elisabeth and Joel Toms, Cassandra and Dave Wagner, Charlotte and John Wickham, Aundrea and Stephen Wilson


For more information, please contact Lisa Woods, Associate Director of Individual Giving at 704.353.9207 or lisa.woods@bechtler.org.


Interested in supporting with a corporate sponsorship? Contact Q Jones, Director of Corporate and Institutional Giving at 704.353.9209 or q.jones@bechtler.org.
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202
Start Time
7:00 pm
End Time
11:00 pm
Visit Bechtler.org for ticket information
Event Category
Nightlife / Social Scene