Artwork for UNC Rex

Health, Healing and Art


Evidence based research has confirmed that the visual and performing arts play a valuable role in the healing process.  From healthcare professionals, patients and visitors we hear how people feel better – emotionally and physically- when they take a few minutes out of their day to look at the artwork displayed or when they are confined due to illness and they have art to view. Art often offers people inspiration, tranquility, and even hope.

Medical facilities are more and more looking to the power of the arts to improve, expand and enrich lives extending the reach and the impact of the visual arts to the health and healing arena.