The Blavatnik Family Foundation has supported the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Tate Modern, the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Academy of Art, the Prince's Trust and several other leading cultural institutions. Blavatnik also owns a significant art collection. He is especially interested in modern and contemporary art. In June 2015, Blavatnik reportedly bought the "Le Cabinet de Physique de Bonnier de La Mosson" by Jacques de Lajoue, a French architectural painter, for more than $500,000 from the Beit Collection at Russborough House in County Wicklow, Ireland, in a private deal brokered by Christie's.
The Blavatnik Family Foundation donated $50 million to Harvard University in 2013, and $20 million to Tel Aviv University to establish a pharmaceutical research lab, a computer science research fund and a cyber-research center in 2014.
In June 2013, Blavatnik pledged to donate $30 million in support of the New York Academy of Sciences. In April 2016, the Blavatnik Family Foundation donated an undisclosed amount to The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) to support the completion of the Exhibition Road Building Project and to create a grand new entrance to the museum. In honor of the donation, the museum would name the entrance hall of the new building after the Blavatnik Family Foundation.more » « less