The UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital doesn’t look or sound like a traditional hospital thanks to the UK Arts in HealthCare program. As part of our visual arts programming, multiple forms of art are showcased throughout our hospitals and clinics. Over 1,800 works of art, featuring local, national, regional and international artists, can be found in our lobbies, waiting areas, hallways, outdoor spaces, patient and exam rooms. Our six rotating galleries feature as many as ten unique visual art exhibits per year.
Live performances occur across the UK HealthCare enterprise as part of our performing arts programming. Professional and volunteer musicians and performers of all ages are featured weekly in our lobbies and other public spaces with occasional special performances in our 305 seat, state of the art auditorium. Performers showcase a variety of music from across all genres including occasional opera, ballet and theater performances.
"Our mission is to create an environment of care and to focus on the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of our patients, family, caregivers and staff. The program recognizes the arts and the artists as powerful and positive forces in the healing process."
To achieve our mission, we strive to create and maintain a healing environment and culture of care, in accordance with UK HealthCare's mission and vision, by directly and indirectly engaging our patients, family, caregivers, staff, faculty, students and community through our visual arts, performing arts and other programming.
"Conversations with Kentucky's Champion Trees" by Patsy Corns is now on display in the UK Hospital Auxiliary Gallery, Pavilion A, ground floor.
A truly lovely and engaging series of oil portraits featuring "Kentucky Champion Trees." By taking the time to sit and converse with these trees, the artist has visually translated their history and personality onto canvas.
Arts in HealthCare Announces 7th Annual Employee Art Call
The University of Kentucky Arts in HealthCare program is pleased to announce our 7th annual juried call for art. The employee art call is open to all UK employees and their immediate family members. The purpose of this call is to encourage our employees to think about and experience the healing power of art and understand how art enhances the healing environment. For more information on how to submit, please see our attached form.
View or download the 2019 Employee Call for Entries (PDF, 1 MB) »
Carlos Gamez de Francisco's "Specimen Lost in a Tropical Island" exhibit now on display in the North Gallery on the 3rd floor of the Kentucky Clinic.
A stunning series of photographic portraits featuring a creative, young generation of Cubans that are the future of the country. This creativity emerged out of necessity due to isolation and a lack of material goods and resources. The portraits are a powerful visual expression of this generation, as the strikingly beautiful and ornate clothing the models are wearing was created from regular household objects such as plastic bags, towels, curtains, tablecloths, clothespins, steel wool and more...
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.
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