Fine art is good medicine. It comforts, elevates the spirit, and affirms life and hope. The Art Program’s goal is to provide these benefits to our patients.

In 2005 Cleveland Clinic leadership identified the need to build a contemporary, cohesive and world-class art collection, with a focus on enhancing patient experience. The Art Program was established in 2006 as an in-house curatorial department. Joanne Cohen, Executive Director and Curator, leads a team whose role is to acquire artworks and maintain artistic standards for the whole organization. The program’s mission is to enrich, inspire and enliven patients, visitors, employees and the community, and to embody the core values of the institution: collaboration, quality, integrity, compassion and commitment.


Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle's BlueBerg (r11i01) was commissioned for Glickman Tower at main campus in 2007.