Through therapeutic and experiential programs, Cleveland Clinic patients, visitors and caregivers are affected by art in positive ways.
In 2008, Toby Cosgrove, MD, former CEO and President, launched the new Arts & Medicine Institute — an organizational structure for all of Cleveland Clinic’s arts and cultural activities. The mission of the Arts & Medicine Institute, guided by Medical Director Francois Bethoux, is to practice and investigate the use of the arts in healing; to enhance the Cleveland Clinic experience through the arts; and to build community around the arts, health and medicine. This mission takes the form of direct patient contact such as art therapy and music therapy, research, performances in public areas, art installed throughout the health system directed by the Art Program, public lectures and workshops and community events.
Patients are able to take part in art and music therapy through the Arts & Medicine Institute.