Art Collection and Healing Spaces

Care giver leading art tour of MUSC's collection


Artistic talent and healing aesthetics makes it possible to transform the healthcare environment into bright spaces that creates dialogue, reduces stress and anxiety, and promotes health and healing of our community. Comprised of folk art, abstract and conceptual art along with representational works, the Arts in Healing Art Collection includes a mix of sculptures, paintings, photography, quilts, sweetgrass baskets, and Catawba poetry.

The Art Collection and Healing Spaces team is responsible for the selection and installation of art acquisitions, act in an advisory capacity in the curation of MUSC Healing Spaces, support artwork donations and philanthropy related.

Art Walks

Arts in Healing is excited to offer Art Walks to patients, families, employees, and community members! MUSC’s Art Collection and rotating exhibitions are reflective of MUSC’s commitment to wellness, compassion, innovation, collaboration, and inclusion and diversity.

Current Art Walks can be scheduled across MUSC’s Charleston Campus including, but not limited to, Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion, Ashley River Tower, Hollings Cancer Center, and Main University Hospital. Outside of our Charleston campus, Arts Walks are also available at MUSC Children's Health R. Keith Summey Medical Pavilion and MUSC West Ashley Medical Pavilion.

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Artwork Acquisitions & Donations

We welcome and appreciate your interest in exhibiting artwork at MUSC Health. Please keep in mind that artwork proposals and donations are carefully reviewed as several factors need to be considered to support our Healing Spaces mission. A few questions the Art Collection and Healing Spaces team considers before accepting a proposal or donating artwork include:

  • Does it fit into an existing art theme for a specific space?
  • Is it soothing, engaging, educational, uplifting, and visually appealing?
  • Could it be interpreted as alienating, confusing, or inappropriate?
  • Is there funding to frame and/or display this piece safely and in line with MUSC’s infection control and sustainability requirements?
  • Does the artwork exhibit commercially trademarked images, logos, and products?