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Art Program

The NYU Langone Art Program and Collection integrates artwork of the highest quality into the healing environments of new and recently renovated spaces at NYU Langone locations including our ambulatory sites. Conceived by Vicki Match Suna, AIA, vice dean for real estate development and facilities, the program’s diverse portfolio of works includes paintings, photographs, sculptures, installation art, and murals, by both emerging and established professional artists. The collection is built through acquisitions, commissions, and donations of art, as well as through other visual arts-related programming consistent with NYU Langone’s mission to be a world-class, patient-centered academic medical institution. In addition to the collection, curated exhibitions of a variety of artworks are hosted at the NYU Langone Art Gallery, which is adjacent to the Sid and Ruth Lapidus Health Sciences Library at 550 First Avenue.

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.

The NYU Langone Art Program fosters a welcoming, healing environment that supports our mission to treat the whole patient by addressing emotional as well as physical needs. Fred Alvarez manages the program and collection. Contact him at Fred.Alvarez@NYULangone.org.

Current Art Exhibitions

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

Past Art Exhibitions

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

Metamorphosis: Agents of Change

This exhibition features works by Boeke Lab, and artists Jaq Chartier and Laurie Frick. Inspired by DNA, this set of works uses color to develop visual expressions of life through time.

Date: November 14, 2019, to February 14, 2020

In the Deep Heart’s Core

This exhibition featured artworks that convey how our emotions and feelings are so closely linked to our heart and thus may influence its health, for better or worse. Artists include: Andrea Deszö, Dan Funderburgh, Cal Lane, André Lemos Pinto, Gianni Lillo, Cara Lynch, Andrea Mastrovito, Raymond Pettibon, Antonio Riello, Kako Ueda, and Tricia Wright.

Date: January 24 to April 26, 2019


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

Date: September 13 to November 25, 2018

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


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


This exhibition featured data-driven works of art by artist Laura Splan. The works provide a new vocabulary to manifest our feelings and emotions, which are directly linked to our bodies.

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


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


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