Healing with Art

The Whitney has partnered with NYC Health + Hospitals on a joint initiative to create a safe and nurturing environment for hospital staff through the transformative power of art. Each one-hour session brings together fifteen to twenty hospital employees from across departments, from nursing and palliative care to security.  Working with artworks from both collections, participants engage in reflective discussions and guided observations, artmaking, and contemplative writing to deepen their understanding of one another and enhance their connection to their work. This innovative approach helps alleviate burnout in the workplace while providing an opportunity for individuals to find inspiration and meaning in their work experience. 


The Arts in Medicine department at NYC Health + Hospitals
Co-Create Art Therapy