Though not exactly an art museum in the strictest sense of the word, the Foundation for the Carolinas, with its very large art collection and good intentions more than qualifies for one. Founded in 1958, Foundation for the Carolinas is one of the premier organizations that has been working for the good of the people of the Southeast. Dedicated to strengthening communities, the Foundation works closely with several leading civic leaders, corporations, donors and non-profits for pursuing inspiring philanthropic endeavors.
Having moved to its current location in 2011, the Foundation For The Carolinas houses several pieces of high-end art. The facility is home to the Sonia and Isaac Luski Gallery, which is a classy and intimate setting that features some of the most innovative art. This interesting collection, which is characterized by its canvas of colors, sparkling glass and striking paintings, attracts thousands of visitors, if not more, every year and features leading contemporary painters such as Herb Jackson and Chuck Hose, as well as glass artists like Jon Kuhn, Dale Chihuly and Lino Tagliapietra, among many others. Most pieces in the collection have in fact been donated by Sonia and Isaac Luski, Cuban emigrants who arrived in the US with very few possessions and two paintings.
Address: 220 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704.973.4500, 800.973.7244