Healthcare Projects + Collections
ART CONSULTING + PROJECTS
The goal with Art in Healthcare is always to soothe patients, soothe visitors, and inspire staff—without resorting to sentimental work. We're told we excel in that.
The concept for this lavish retirement facility required 130 blown-glass spheres in amber, each of them blown by Tyler Kimball and hung by a thin stainless cable. How did we hang it? Patience, coffee and rock n' roll.
St. Luke's Health System, Country Club Plaza
This renowned health system was founded in 1882 in a modest brick structure. Now it is a massive campus covering several square city blocks. It's a more conservative collection than what we typically create, but it very much serves its purpose. Our goal with them was to soothe patients, soothe visitors, and inspire staff. Be sure to check out the huge outdoor sculpture by Matt Kirby.
Midwest Transplant Network
The mission of these fine people is to deliver transplant organs on time to those who need them. This requires critical timing, planning, and often the use of private planes. Their collection is about that mission and the surrounding region. Note the urban scenes of Kansas City.
St. Luke's South Hospital
This award-winning hospital on the south side of the city is five stories high and covers several blocks. Our goal with them was to soothe patients, soothe visitors, and inspire staff. We're told we did just that. Be sure to check out the huge landscape of the Flint Hills by Phil Epp. Now that museums are collecting his work it has tripled in value.
University of Kansas Hospital
The University of Kansas Hospital was founded in 1906 primarily as an academic hospital. It has since grown into a massive campus that serves hundreds of thousands of patients per year, and regularly wins national awards. Be sure to view the two massive installations in blown glass, by Drew Hine and Leopold Gallery. These have brought us nationwide praise.