Art Cart

Project Added: January 3, 2022
Project Point of Contact: [email protected]
a woman holding a framed poster for a patient

Art Cart at work

https://www.med.umich.edu/goa/programs.htm#art

Arts-and Intersections:

Aging, Health & Wellness

Collaborators:

Location:

Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Genre/Discipline:

Visual art

Population Density:

Suburban

Large Intended Impact Area:

Locality/Town/City

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OVERVIEW

The Art Cart program is a lending library of framed poster art. Volunteers take colorful carts of framed posters to the patient floors in the University Hospital and offer patients a selection of artwork to display in their rooms. The simple choice of artwork is one way we try to give patients a sense of control at a time when so much is decided for them. Many times these images have a profound effect on patients and become valued "companions" in their hospital experiences.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The Art Cart program is a lending library of framed poster art. Volunteers take colorful carts of framed posters to the patient floors in the University Hospital and offer patients a selection of artwork to display in their rooms. The simple choice of artwork is one way we try to give patients a sense of control at a time when so much is decided for them. Many times these images have a profound effect on patients and become valued "companions" in their hospital experiences.

PROJECT EVALUATION

Currently not available.