Cleveland Clinic is dedicated to patient care, research and education. Our mantra is “Patients First.” We are proud to be at the leading edge of art and science in the service of patient care and the advancement of medicine.
We know that works of art can enhance the patient environment when carefully chosen and thoughtfully curated. Artworks lend comfort, beauty and wit to the environment. They promote innovation by challenging our ways of seeing. Above all, they assert the strength of our humanity in the face of sickness and misfortune.
The Art Program of Cleveland Clinic endeavors to provide a museum-quality art experience for patients, visitors and personnel at all our facilities. The Art Program and Arts & Medicine teams in the Art + Design Institute promote healing through the visual arts, music, performance and creative therapy programs.
Art Program curators select and commission works of art that complement the design aesthetic of our public and clinical spaces. These hardworking individuals are responsible for the more than 7,000 pieces of artwork in our collection. They manage donated art and are responsible for the site-specific works that have enlivened our largest interiors. Working with limited resources, they have assembled a remarkable collection that pleases, comforts and challenges millions of patients and visitors every year.
We are honored that our efforts to integrate art with patient care are recognized by the generous benefactors who donate artwork and funds to expand our collection. We also appreciate the artists who continue to enrich our lives with their work.
Toby Cosgrove, MD
CEO and President (2004-2017), Cleveland Clinic