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    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.

    Michael Karpf“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:

    • Local, national and international visual artists.
    • Performing artists from our faculty and staff and from the world stage.
    • Therapeutic arts which employ art in the clinical setting to contribute to healing.

    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.

  • Nina Howell Starr "An Empathetic Eye" exhibit now on display in the Pavilion A West Rotating Gallery of the UK Chandler Hospital

    Modern aesthetics and social justice infuse this collection of empathetic and visually compelling photographs taken over a span of 30 years.

    George Szekely "Paint Marks and Figures/Sheet Studies" exhibit now on display in the North Rotating Gallery of the Kentucky Clinic

    Informed by the artist's own struggle with illness, these studies on paper use colorful marks and dots to represent struggling patients.

    Misleidys Francisca Castillo Pedroso "Cut and Flex" exhibit now on display in the Pavilion A East Rotating Gallery of UK Chandler Hospital

    Cuban artist Misleidys was born deaf and does not speak but she does communicate with the world through her vibrant and truly unique paintings of muscular male figures and other body parts. It is thought that perhaps these figures serve as her protectors.

  • Recognition for excellence

    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.

  • Tell us what you think

    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!

  • Volunteer with Arts in HealthCare

    There are many ways to volunteer in the UK Arts in HealthCare program.

    Opportunities are available for:

    • Musicians
    • Performing artists
    • Art therapists
    • Visual artists
    • Curatorial support

    Fill out our volunteer form to help!

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