Smilow Healing Art Gallery Curation

Creating Conversation Starters 

CAMA curates an ongoing healing arts gallery for the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.  CAMA invites artists from New England and the Mid-Atlantic to exhibit collections of work in the rotating gallery that is displayed in a highly-trafficked hospital corridor that serves as the entrance to the hospital from the parking garage.  

These artists exhibit in a juried show for six months, delighting thousands of passersby, including staff as well as patients, and families arriving or leaving from their hospital treatments.

Linda Cummings’s “Touching the Farm River” project is a custom designed interactive exhibition extending beyond the walls of the Healing Arts Gallery and flowing into patient rooms through Smilow’s in-house TV channel. Cummings’s exhibition/ video installation project was designed to restore patients’ connection to their creativity, imagination and power to heal through an engagement with imagery and sound from the surrounding environment. The photographs and video were created from the richness of the local landscape, coupled with the artist’s narration of her creative process, inviting viewers to experience the familiarity of pleasant memories along with messages of hope and transformation.

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SCOPE:  Art Consulting

CLIENT: Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, New Haven, CT

PHOTO CREDIT: Linda Cummings