Public Art Increasing in Hospitals

Public Art in HospitalsSeptember 9, 2014 — Researchers are learning more about the precise ways that paintings and other works of art help patients and families in the healing process.

With studies showing a direct link between the content of images and the brain’s reaction to pain, stress, and anxiety, hospital administrators are considering and choosing artworks based on the evidence— giving it a higher priority than merely as decoration for sterile rooms and corridors.

Read the recent article by Laura Landro in the Wall St. Journal.