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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.


    UK Arts in HealthCare welcomes multi-award winning master teachers Paradiso & Rasamayi to Lexington, Kentucky for two special events. The duo will perform a powerful meditative "Theta Brainwave Concert" on Friday, March 31st at 7:00 PM in the Pavilion A Auditorium of the UK Chandler Hospital and will be offering a sound healing workshop on Saturday, April 1st at 11:00 AM in room 136 at the UK School of Art & Visual Studies building. Workshop space is limited. For more information and to RSVP for the workshop please see our informational flyer (PDF, 137) »


    In continued celebration of the many talents of our faculty and staff, UK Arts in HealthCare is happy to announce our 5th annual employee call for art. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2017. For more information please view our submission form (PDF, 718 KB) »

  • 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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