The Art Experience at Cedars-Sinai
Patients, visitors and employees gain a unique benefit from creative surroundings.
Is it possible to experience some of the world's greatest artworks at a hospital? It is if you're a patient, visitor or staff member at Cedars-Sinai. See works by Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall, sculptures by Jonathan Borofsky and Claes Oldenburg—all part of a collection of masterpieces that can inspire your imagination, reduce stress and trigger healing.
Each artwork is the result of generous donations that started 50 years ago. Since then, the therapeutic-art collection has grown to include more than 4,000 pieces by more than 1,200 artists.
CBS News: The Healing Arts
CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker talks to Cedars-Sinai curator John T. Lange, sculptor Woods Davy, art critic Hunter Drohojowska-Philp and donors Leonard and Susan Nimoy about Los Angeles's best "little secret" that's hiding in plain sight.
Preview of Art from the Therapeutic Collection
Comforting, surprising, nostalgic, stimulating—these are some of the emotional connections viewers make with the notable works in the Cedars-Sinai Art and Healing collection.
New Hampshire Blossoms, 1987
Acrylic on canvas
Donated By: Leslie Randall in loving memory of her parents Phyllis & William Axelrod
True Heart, 2012
Acrylic, sand and charcoal on canvas
Donated By: Promised gift of the artist in honor of Marilyn and Alan Bergman
Mary Queen of Scots 18/40, 1973
Donated By: Dr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Bleifer
Untitled [TAOS], 1985
Oil on canvas
Donated By: Luchita Mullican in loving memory of her husband Lee Mullican
Untitled (Seascape), 2005
Acrylic on canvas
Andy Moses (blue blur)
Donated By: Zazu Faure in loving memory of her mother Patricia Faure
Watercolor on paper
Donated By: Margo Leavin
Examples of Artists in the Cedars-Sinai Collection
Billy Al Bengston
Willem de Kooning
Laddie John Dill
Frank O. Gehry
John Paul Jones
L.A. Fine Arts Squad
William T. Wiley
Be an Art Guide
Learn how you can become a docent for the Cedars-Sinai art collection.
The Cedars-Sinai Art and Healing program is expanding its program of docent-led art tours for patients and staff. Medical center personnel and volunteers with a passion for art are eligible to become docents.
- Share your love of fine art
- Comfort and inspire patients
- Enjoy masterpieces up close
- Meet like-minded art lovers
Donate Art to Cedars-Sinai's Collection
If you own fine art that you believe would make a great addition to the Cedars-Sinai therapeutic art collection, or if you're interested in finding out more about donating, we would love to hear from you.
Other Helpful Info
History of the Collection
More than 50 years ago, Marcia Simon Weisman set in motion a drive to make art of healing a priority at Cedars-Sinai, starting with donations from her family's art collection.
Behind the Scenes
Meet John T. Lange. Not many medical facilities have their own art curator, but with its astonishing collection of contemporary art, Cedars-Sinai does.