When patients, visitors and staff step into the University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center, they will immediately sense a new approach to delivering care. It is an innovative, efficient space, technology forward and focused on research and education. But just as important, patient and visitor experience comes first. The visually stimulating artwork, which complements the natural light and colors and references local geography, contributes to a healing and intimate environment. Research confirms that artwork can improve patient outcomes and help with the healing process as well as improve patient satisfaction, self-esteem, resilience and coping.1
There are nearly 45 pieces of varied artwork in public spaces and hundreds more in patient areas. The artwork varies from photographs to paintings to sculpture. We are proud to feature artwork created or sourced primarily from Minnesota artists and believe that it will be enjoyed by all who visit the Clinics and Surgery Center.
The artwork was selected in partnership with Art Force, an art consultant located in Minneapolis.
1 Society for the Arts in Healthcare in partnership with the Joint Commission and Americans for the Arts in the State of the Field Report: Arts in Healthcare, 2009.