Skyscrapers rise. Businesses come and go. Redevelopment takes shape. But one constant can separate a metropolis from the rest of the pack. That’s public art – the contributions that are created to symbolize a city’s history, community, and legacy. The Charlotte Convention Center’s collection represents the area’s rich North Carolina heritage as well as the beauty of the Piedmont region.
The facility houses artists from across the nation in addition to creations from homespun talent. Look up to take in the “Oculus Reflector” by nationally acclaimed artist James Carpenter. Not just an intricate skylight, this piece uses glass and steel to reflect and refract sunlight creating shifting patterns and designs on the floor. Paul Rousso’s painting entitled “Home Movie” pays homage to the faces in Charlotte’s community with deconstructed and collage-like portraits of Charlotteans. All nine of the Convention Center’s public art pieces add to the meeting structure’s welcoming ambiance. Download our Public Art Tour to discover all of the facility’s gems.