Our Art Collection

Inspiring the Art of Philanthropy


Renowned art patrons and philanthropists Sonia and Isaac Luski contributed much of the art featured in the Foundation's 370-piece collection. The Sonia and Isaac Luski Gallery, located within the Foundation's headquarters, provides a free and accessible place for the public to enjoy and be inspired by art.

Foundation For The Carolinas is home to an extensive art collection, featuring an array of works donated and on loan from the Luski family and other entities.

Sonia and Isaac Luski, who contributed much of the collection, are among Charlotte's premier arts patrons and philanthropists. The couple has donated hundreds of pieces, mostly glass, from their extensive art collection to institutions in North Carolina and beyond.

The Luskis began contributing works to the Foundation in the 1990’s, with the hopes of sharing their art in order to inspire philanthropy and civic service in others. In 2011 the Luskis gave a significant portion of their collection to Foundation For The Carolinas for its new headquarters facility. Their philanthropic vision was to create an accessible place for the public to enjoy and be inspired by their art.

The Foundation’s Sonia and Isaac Luski Gallery is now open for the public to enjoy free of charge, and the headquarters building is named the Luski • Gorelick Center for Philanthropy in honor of the family’s generosity to our region. Jon Kuhn, Jose Chardiet, Chuck Close and Dale Chihuly are among the many artists currently featured in the gallery.

The facility is also home to a vertical garden created by French environmental artist Patrick Blanc, a stunning suspended piece by renowned Italian glass artist Lino Tagliapietra, and a sculpture garden featuring works by North Carolina artists Jodi Hollnagel and Hanna Jubran. The building recognizes our region’s most revered philanthropists through bronze reliefs by Charlotte artist Chas Fagan, and with paintings by portrait artists from across the United States.

Photos From Our Collection

Gallery Hours

Monday through Friday, 9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (excluding holidays). Free of charge.

The Sonia and Issac Luski gallery periodically hosts private events. Please call to verify daily hours of operation.