“Integrating the arts into healthcare settings helps to cultivate a healing environment, support the physical, mental, and emotional recovery of patients, communicate health and recovery information and foster a positive environment for caregivers that reduces stress and improves workplace satisfaction and employee retention.” ~ Arts in Healthcare, 2009.
Combining this advice with Grand View’s need to receive guidance on how best to address the role of art in our facilities, led us to form the Art Advisory Committee in 2017. The committee’s mission is to facilitate the acquisition, donation and exhibition of fine art of all types for the enjoyment of our patients and visitors. The Art Advisory Committee is also considering how we can use Grand View Health facilities to hang art shows or arrange for local artists to loan their work for display in the hospital.
Through the generosity of a donor, Walter Emerson Baum’s 1941 painting “Easton” (below) was our first fine art donation, and is now part of the growing collection of art to be hung at Grand View. Additionally, the Art Advisory Committee has recommended the acquisition of several paintings by local artist H. Theodore Hallman, Sr. (1904 – 1999) known for his paintings and murals and a 25-year career as a professor of fine art at West Chester University.
If you are someone who appreciates the power of art for all to enjoy, you can help us move “Art At Grand View” to the next level. If you own original artwork that would help enhance our collection and would consider donating it to Grand View, we would love to speak with you. All donations of artwork will be reviewed by the Art Advisory Committee to determine their suitability. Please contact David L. Alderfer, Grand View Health Foundation, at 215-513-3935, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cash donations will be used to acquire artwork or maintain the collection as determined by the Art Advisory Committee and in keeping with the donor’s wishes. To make a cash donation, click the Donate Now button below.
If you are an artist, or you know an artist who would like to be considered for a show at Grand View Health, please contact David L. Alderfer, at the Grand View Health Foundation, 215-513-3935, or email@example.com.
Learn about ways to give to the Grand View Health Foundation to support other services at Grand View Health.