Life Imitates Art

Let’s face it, hospitals are pretty gloomy, but now RxArt is putting vibrant, cheerful colors back into patients’ lives by installing original contemporary art masterpieces in the patient, procedure and examination rooms of healthcare facilities.

RxArt seeks to revitalize both the aesthetics and the emotional vibe of hospitals with art that will promote healing and inspire hope in patients, families and staff. Their mission is to help “mend the broken spirits of patients.

One of their most notable installations to date is artist Jeff Koons’ CT Scanner for Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital in Illinois. Covered with smiling monkey faces, this CT Scanner is the first of its kind, and Koons’ intention was “to soothe and cheer  patients and brighten the potentially frightening testing environment.” The room also boasts Koons’ iconic Balloon Dog and Hanging Heart wallscapes.

Infuse color into dreary hospitals by donating to RxArt this month so they may  install fourteen photographs by James Welling into the waiting area at Emory University’s Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences. RxArt just needs to raise $2000 more dollars to finish this project.

Wouldn’t it be great if permanent art installations became the modern-day ‘get well soon’ floral bouquets?

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Fiona T.
Past Member 5 years ago

This is a good idea to cure

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W5 years ago

good idea

Danielle Lenz
Danielle L5 years ago


Alicia N.
Alicia N6 years ago

Great and more inviting idea, thanks.

Rebecca S.
Rebecca S6 years ago

There is a childrens hospital in BC and I've been inside it and I must say it doesn't look quite like any other hospital...they do use a lot more bright colours and try to make it look cheery and the whole architecture to it is very different than your standard hospital.

Debbie W.
Past Member 6 years ago

ENDLESS BENEFITS TO COLOR. Every color carries a frequency, a vibration. Each vibration carries its own characteristics from which you may benefit ... whether through clothing, food, living environment, etc.

Since we each exude our own color choices and auras, MANY colors should be included in artforms, something for everyone if you will.

What do your colors/auras say about you? Interesting research project, if you have time, which can shed some heretofore unknown insight into yourself.

Lin Moy
Lin M6 years ago

I think they also need to make seating more comfortable. it's just awfull. I love the hanging art.

Kathy K.
Kathy K6 years ago

I love the idea but really don't like the photo.

Mary L.
Mary L6 years ago

What a great idea.

Jo Asprec
Jo Asprec6 years ago

Good idea to use art to cheer hospital environment. But you have to choose the right artists.