It comforts, elevates the spirit, and affirms life and hope. Art in the healthcare setting, combined with outstanding care and service, creates an ambience that encourages healing and supports the work of medical professionals.
As one of the world’s great medical centers, Cleveland Clinic has always included the arts in its healing environment. The four founders and subsequent leadership encouraged artistic and musical expression by employees. Distinguished artworks have long hung on the walls. In 1983, an Aesthetics Committee was officially formed at Cleveland Clinic to address issues of art and design in Cleveland Clinic facilities.
from: The Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic Art Program was established in 2006 with the mission to enrich, inspire and enliven patients, visitors, employees and community, and to embody the core values of the institution.
The Art Program is responsible for selecting new art acquisitions, acting in an advisory capacity to the Aesthetics Committee and the Philanthropy Institute to assist with donations of artworks, and providing services ranging from installation to inventory and upkeep of the collection. In addition, the Art Program curates and organizes exhibitions and related educational programming.
The collection includes works by local, national and international artists in all media. The collection of over 5,400 works of fine art is dispersed throughout Cleveland Clinic in public spaces, hallways, and patient rooms. Included are major site-specific commissions and a diverse collection of Modern and Contemporary Art.