“Power of Art” Showcases Cleveland Clinic’s Innovative Art Collection

New Book Commemorates 10th Anniversary of the Health System’s Arts & Medicine Institute

Cleveland Clinic is commemorating the 10th anniversary of its Arts & Medicine Institute with the new book, “Power of Art: Cleveland Clinic Collection,” which masterfully illustrates the visual history of Cleveland Clinic’s Art Program through more than 90 images of contemporary art and architecture.

JENNIFER STEINKAMP (b. USA) Mike Kelley 1, 2007,Computer video installation,10½ x 13½’ (Photo: Steve Travarca, Cleveland Clinic Center for Medical Art & Photography)

The centerpiece of the book is Cleveland Clinic’s expansive art collection which includes works of art from renowned artists, including Yayoi Kusama, Catherine Opie, Jaume Plensa, Eva Rothschild and Jennifer Steinkamp.

“The Power of Art is a testament to the impact of the arts in the healthcare setting,” says Joanne Cohen, Executive Director of the Art Program. “It illustrates how art in its many genres can become an integral — and even essential — part of the healing environment.”

Cleveland Clinic’s art collection is comprised of more than 6,400 fine art objects that are installed throughout the health system’s 32-million-square-feet of facilities in Ohio, Florida, Las Vegas and Toronto.

“Power of Art” is published in collaboration with Christie’s and is available for free online at clevelandclinic.org/power-of-art.  This online version and a forthcoming digital platform were made possible by a generous donation from Anita, Nicole and Britt Cosgrove to recognize Toby Cosgrove, M.D., immediate past President and CEO, for his innovative leadership in establishing the Arts & Medicine Institute to further improve the patient, family and caregiver experience.

The Arts & Medicine Institute at Cleveland Clinic is the largest and most comprehensive hospital arts program in North America. Throughout its 10 year history, the Arts & Medicine Institute has been at the forefront of developing evidence-based innovative initiatives to positively impact patient outcomes. The Arts & Medicine Institute organizes more than 800 performances, exhibitions, art tours and activities each year. Additionally, the Arts & Medicine Institute utilizes art and music therapy to help patients and their families cope through difficult and emotional situations. For more information on Cleveland Clinic’s Arts & Medicine Institute, please visit clevelandclinic.org/arts.

Editor’s Note: Select photos from “Power of Art” are available for download by clicking on the following images:

Additional details about the art and artists can be found here Power of Art Images and Information.

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Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 51,000 employees are more than 3,500 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000 nurses, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic’s health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 10 regional hospitals, more than 150 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations in Weston, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2016, there were 7.1 million outpatient visits, 161,674 hospital admissions and 207,610 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/ClevelandClinic. News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org.