The new UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital doesn’t look or sound like a traditional hospital thanks to the UK Arts in HealthCare program. Multiple forms of art throughout our hospitals and clinics are made possible through private funds. The program features local, national and international artists.
“All great academic medical centers rely on philanthropy to achieve their dreams. The generous gifts of individuals and organizations make it possible to bring together art, science and healing in this world-class facility for the people of Kentucky and beyond.”
– Michael Karpf, MD, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs
The UK Arts in HealthCare program established a community-based advisory committee to help define the mission and vision of the program, write policies and select major commissions. The program features:
As the role of the arts in the health care setting is further substantiated, the program will grow and change to enrich the healing environment at UK HealthCare.
Shirley Ardell Mason "Sybil" exhibit
Works by Shirley Ardell Mason are now on display in the UK Chandler Hospital West Rotating Gallery. The exhibit features drawings and paintings in a wide range of styles that may have been influenced by Mason's psychiatric diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder. Mason gained widespread notoriety in the 1970s and was portrayed by Sally Field in the critically acclaimed film "Sybil," released in 1976.
The "Room with a View" exhibit by well-known Lexington artist Robert Tharsing is now on display in the UK Chandler Hospital East Rotating Gallery. The exhibit features a collection of
oil on canvas color paintings done from views of downtown Lexington at his High
Street studio in the 1990s.
In 2013, The UK Arts in HealthCare Program was recognized for excellence by the Governor’s Award in the Arts and the Medi-Star Awards. Both awards recognized the patient-centered focus of the program.
Learn more about our awards and program.
UK Arts in HealthCare is always looking for ways to better serve our patients, families and staff. Provide us with feedback, pose questions or make suggestions as to how we can improve the program and what it brings to the health care environment.
Fill out our comment form and let us know. We would love to hear from you!
There are many ways to volunteer in the UK Arts in HealthCare program.
Opportunities are available for:
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