Art Program

The NYU Langone Art Program and Collection integrates artwork of the highest quality into the healing environments of our new and recently renovated facilities. Conceived by Vicki Match Suna, AIA, vice dean for real estate development and facilities, the program is built through acquisitions, commissions, exhibitions, and donations of art, as well as through other visual arts-related programming. Its collection has a diverse portfolio of works: paintings, sculptures, installation art, and murals.

Ambulatory Care Center Lobby Mural and Mezzanine

In recent years, art has become increasingly important to many healthcare environments. Studies have shown that art in this setting can improve patients’ overall health outcomes, treatment compliance, and quality of life. Art also helps create a positive environment for caregivers, helping to reduce stress, and for employees, improving overall workplace satisfaction.

Child Study Center Patient Waiting Area

The collections at NYU Langone foster a welcoming, healing environment that supports our mission to treat the whole patient by addressing emotional as well as physical needs.

Current Art Exhibitions

NYU Langone’s art gallery hosts regular exhibitions throughout the year. For more information, contact art@nyulangone.org.

Luminosity

This exhibition features a series of artworks by Cate Woodruff that illustrates light, color, and space. They are images that are not often seen with the naked eye and appeal to our sense of perception.

Date: September 13 to November 25, 2018
Location: Adjacent to the Joan and Joel Smilow Research Center at NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue

Past Art Exhibitions

Previous art exhibitions on display at NYU Langone include the following:

Victory Over the Sun

This exhibition featured an art intervention by Monika Bravo that utilizes geometry and whimsical elements to create a sense of presence.

Date: April 25 to August 31, 2018

Our Cosmic Brain

This exhibition featured artworks that celebrate the universe within our brain. Artists included Julia Buntaine and Laura Jacobson.

Date: January 11 to March 31, 2018

Herbarium

This exhibition featured artworks that emphasize the role of plants in medicine through the times. Artists included Tatiana Arocha, Nancy Blum, Jody Guralnick, Portia Munson, Christopher Russell, Francesco Simeti, and Joy Taylor.

Date: September 7 to December 1, 2017

Manifest

This exhibition featured works by Cate Woodruff that illustrate light, color, and space. They are images which are not often seen with the naked eye and appeal to our sense of perception.

Date: June 28 to August 24, 2017

Earth Rites

This exhibition featured works by artist Portia Munson, which serve as a reminder of the profound impact we have on our environment, and a call to respect it.

Date: April 13 to June 16, 2017

Invisible Origins

A multifaceted artist, Dong Hee Lee creates countless patterns centered on one of life’s most complex forms—the cell. Invisible to the human eye, the cell is revealed in its most gentle and simple form, a reminder of the constant yet unseen transformations within all living organisms.

Date: January 30 to March 24, 2017

Synapse

This exhibition featured works by Filipe Cortez, which serve as a mirror of the memories created in the places we inhabit, and as a reflection of who we are as human beings.

Date: November 30, 2016 to January 13, 2017

Dermatographia

This exhibition featured works by artist Ariana Page Russell, whose art brings to light the beauty behind dermatographia, a skin condition she has that is characterized by red or pink welts that appear when the skin is scratched.

Date: October 10 to November 18, 2016