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Contemporary art in medicine: the Cleveland Clinic art collection.

Authors
  • Finkel, Jennifer1
  • 1 Cleveland Clinic, Arts & Medicine Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cardiovascular diagnosis and therapy
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2011
Volume
1
Issue
1
Pages
71–75
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3978/j.issn.2223-3652.2011.09.01
PMID: 24282686
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Fine art is good medicine. It comforts, elevates the spirit, and affirms life and hope. Art in the healthcare setting, combined with outstanding care and service, creates an environment 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.

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