Monday, November 15, 2010

A Decade of RxArt

RxArt, a nonprofit organization that puts fine art in health care facilities, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a gala tonight in New York. The event will include a cocktail party, a contemporary art auction and music by guest DJs.

The mission of RxArt is “to improve otherwise sterile environments through contemporary art, promote healing, and inspire hope in patients, families, and staff.” RxArt’s projects include Jeff Koons’ CT Scanner at Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill., and an installation of lithographs by Ed Baynard leading to the operating room at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York.

In addition to art installations, RxArt has published two volumes of its coloring book, “Between the Lines: A Coloring Book of Drawings by Contemporary Artists,” which is given to children in the hospitals that have RxArt projects.

Click here to see photos on RxArt's Flickr page and here to read an interview with Diane Brown, the president and founder of the organization.

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