Installation in patient rooms, treatment rooms and waiting areas of RU’s inpatient department served as RxArt’s inaugural project. We placed works, including two site-specific wall drawings, in patient rooms and throughout the hallways and patient waiting areas. Works of art were also placed in several treatment rooms. Works installed include pieces by: Matthew Ritchie, Helen Levitt, Mel Bochner, Joel Meyerowitz, Lynn Davis.

Patient satisfaction surveys were circulated and the response has continued to be overwhelmingly positive. The addition of works of art to an otherwise empty corridor has also made an enormous difference to the professional staff.

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  • “Art adds warmth and humanity to any environment. It has the power to transform its surroundings. It is very astute of Rockefeller University Hospital to recognize the value of art in fostering a serene and healing environment.”

    Patient Rockefeller University Hospital, RUH
  • “Hartwig House, Truro was very soothing to look at while they drew blood from me. My veins are tricky to get at and anything that engages my mind is a blessing!”

    Patient Rockefeller University Hospital, RUH
  • “I can look at Mel Bochner's If the Color Changes and never get tired of looking at it.”

    Patient Rockefeller University Hospital, RUH
  • “Joel Meyerowitz's work was the first thing I noticed on the first day of my stay (at Rockefeller University Hospital). For me his work was a sign of transformation, a walk into light, hope, healing, relief, and a wonderful sense of calm.”

    Patient Rockefeller University Hospital, RUH
  • “Matthew Ritchie's Sea State One reminds me of the film A Beautiful Mind. I like anything that makes me think a lot.”

    Patient Rockefeller University Hospital, RUH