Bechtler Museum Presents ‘Niki de Saint Phalle: Creation of a New Mythology’

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina, has announced the opening of its new exhibition Niki de Saint Phalle: Creation of a New Mythology, on exhibit now through 3 October 2011. The Bechtler, whose permanent collection includes works by both Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely, is already home to Niki’s Firebird, a huge sculpture on permanent public display in front of the museum.

The announcement begins:

“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 offers 55 works inside the museum and five large-scale outdoor sculptures across the street in Wells Fargo’s public park, The Green, in addition to the Firebird sculpture that graces the museum’s plaza.”

To learn more about the exhibition and related events at the Bechtler, read the full announcement.