Thursday, September 24, 2015

Guided tours now available to view hospital artwork at NIH

Patients and visitors can view and learn about the creative and
 therapeutic artwork that rotates throughout Building 10 in
greater detail by scheduling a walking tour with
volunteer Louisa Howard, right.
As you walk down nearly every hallway of the Clinical Center's Hatfield building, you can admire artwork in the form of landscapes, photography, sculptures and much more. To help patients, their families and staff view the nearly 130 pieces of artwork on display, the Clinical Center Fine Arts Program now offers personalized tours of the artwork. To schedule a tour, call 301-435-5576. 

The guided tour is provided by Louisa Howard, a NIH post baccalaureate intramural research training awardee who is a volunteer in the Fine Arts Program. The program, which began in 1984, has more than 2,000 pieces in its collection and is made possible in part through monetary and artwork donations from artists, staff, visitors and patients. 

Also available is a self-guided walking tour. A brochure of the artwork on display is available at the north entrance hospitality desk, the reception desk near the P1 garage and the patient library on the 7th floor of the Clinical Center in addition to The Children's Inn at NIH and the Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge.

Article courtesy of Clinical Center News, August 2015 Issue.

Monday, March 09, 2015

The Clinical Center Fine Art Program's Walking Tour Brochure is Now Available!

The Clinical Center’s Fine Art Program has collected and displayed art since 1984. A self-guided walking brochure has been created to allow patients, staff and visitors to easily locate and learn about works of art throughout the building.

With this brochure in hand, a person can navigate to the 130 numbered locations of art across six floors of the Hatfield building.

The mission of the Fine Art Program is to pair art with medicine to promote healing in an aesthetically pleasing environment for patients, caregivers and employees. The Clinical Center art collection has more than 2,000 pieces of art including photography, sculptures, paintings, collages, watercolors, textiles, folk art and glass. The works explore imagery from abstract to representational. The collection is made possible in part through donations from artists, patients, staff and visitors.

While some artwork remains permanently on display in the building, there are six galleries which change every eight weeks, often exhibiting local artists. Each piece is available for purchase and 20 percent of the sales from the changing art exhibits benefit the Clinical Center Patient Emergency Fund. Since 1989, these galleries have raised over $75,000 to help patients in need.

Copies of the self-guided walking tour brochure can be found at the hospitality desk near the north entrance, reception desk near the P1 garage, patient library on the 7th floor, The Children’s Inn at NIH and The Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge at NIH. For more information, please contact Lillian Fitzgerald: 301.496.2862, Read more: