Diverse Artists Contribute to a Healing Environment

Art, long affiliated with healing, is an essential element at the University of Chicago Medicine.

More than 60 pieces by renowned local artists energize and enrich the lives of our patients and visitors at the Center for Care and Discovery. The video below showcases some of these diverse artists and their works.

The permanent art installation in the Center for Care and Discovery includes the works of more than 27 diverse talents. Several pieces by American color field pioneer Sam Gilliam grace lobbies and nurses' stations. The donated art, such as Michiko Itatani's "Untitled" painting from Cosmic Theater CT-7, conjures up a sense of joyful creativity in the Sky Lobby. Photographs by Alex MacLean and the soothing oil on panel "Water: Pebble Beach #512" by Louise LeBourgeois invites guests to relax in a dream-like, other-worldly refuge.

Our Healing Arts Program

Our Healing Arts Program has a history of bringing the fine arts to our medical campus to share with patients, visitors, staff and the surrounding community. The University of Chicago Department of Music, local choirs and independent musicians have brightened the campus with song while medical student-poets have recited original verse. Partnerships with museums have paved the way for rotating exhibits at our campus.

To find out more about the UChicago Medicine & Biological Sciences Healing Arts Program, download a brochure and map for the Self-Guided Art Tour at the Center for Care and Discovery.

Contact Us

The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences

Healing Arts Program

5841 S. Maryland Ave., Chicago, IL 60637


View the Healing Art brochure and map.