Works of art can enhance the patient experience when carefully chosen and thoughtfully curated.

Cleveland Clinic’s contemporary art collection is one of the largest in the region. The collection has been developed by combining traditional media such as painting, drawing, print and photography with new media including video, digital imagery, computer-generated artworks and mixed media works. Presenting this diversity of art in a public health setting is intended to result in therapeutic value for patients, visitors and all caregivers and reflects the respect for their well-being. With this in mind, two research studies have been conducted by the Art Program about contemporary art in the hospital setting. Results consistently show that the art has a positive effect on patients’ mood, stress level and overall experience.


Jennifer Steinkamps’s Mike Kelley 1 is a highlight of the collection.