Passionate Collectors: Sonia and Isaac Luski

Passionate Collectors: Sonia and Isaac Luski

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The Hickory Museum of Art and the Gallery of Art & Design at NC State University are pleased to present this exhibition drawn from the collection of Sonia and Isaac Luski of Charlotte, North Carolina.  Both institutions are beneficiaries of the Luskis' generosity, but this is not the motivation for producing the exhibition Passionate Collectors.  Their story is unique, and their collection demonstrates a highly personal commitment not only to artist but also to the crafts community, the state, and the region that has been influential in the evolution of art and craft.  These are the elements the exhibition celebrates and each catalogue essay contributes to the larger picture of their lives, their relationships with other artist and the work these artist have produced.  Mary Agnes Beach, Andrew Glasgow, and Ruth Summers each consider the Luskis from different points of view while documenting aspects of this couple's remarkable collecting history.