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Oscar Lett, Origins and Today, 2019


Community Mural

Continuing the tradition established in the 1930s the Work Progress Administration supported hundreds of murals across New York City’s public hospitals, community murals leverage artists and local community members to re-imagine hospitals and promote greater neighborhood wellness. Mural artists will engage with patients, staff, and local residents to create an integrated internal or external mural at selected NYC Health + Hospitals facilities, developing cultural ties between artists, patients, staff, and local residents.

Music & Memory

Music & Memory is a national evidence-based program that brings personalized playlists on iPods to patients or residents with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other cognitive loss. Music can reduce the need for medication and improve relationships for patients experiencing Alzheimer’s disease. Music & Memory is currently offered at a majority of NYC Health + Hospitals inpatient and long-term care facilities.

Lullaby Project

The Lullaby Project pairs pregnant women and new mothers and fathers with professional artists to write and sing personal lullabies for their babies, supporting maternal health, aiding child development, and strengthening the bond between parent and child. Singing during and after pregnancy can support maternal health and aid in child development and singing is one of few treatment options shown to reduce maternal stress during pregnancy.


Accessing the subconscious or intuition can help patients and employees better cope with stressors that have physical manifestations. SoulCollage® facilitators will help staff and patients access the subconscious or intuition using images from magazines and catalogues pasted together. After creating the collages, the facilitator leads a discussion with participants, offering a safe space to share emotional experiences for patients and staff.

HHArt of Medicine – Art Observation Workshops

HHArt of Medicine is an art observation program for health care staff that creates a safe environment for health professionals to deepen their connection with one another. Empathy based curricula is a core component of the HHart of Medicine social-emotional learning module. Learn more.

Music for the Soul

Throughout the years, NYC Health + Hospitals facilities have hosted concerts for patients, staff and community members. Learn more.

Rotating Art Exhibits

NYC Health + Hospitals facilities routinely host temporary art exhibits in their public spaces. Learn more.

Arts in Medicine Mobile App

Find us on Bloomberg Connects; download the free app below.  Patients, staff, and the community can learn more about the history and content of the Arts in Medicine Collection and our Programs at NYC Health + Hospitals.