The Auxiliary started collecting art for patient rooms, clinic rooms and hallways in 1979. The Art Advisory Committee was formed, which included local artists, art faculty from UConn and other Connecticut universities, UConn Health employees and auxiliary board members. This committee solicited local artists for donations to the UConn Health collection. In 1984, we donated all the art to UConn Health. Today the collection includes more than 1,500 paintings, sculptures, quilts, photographs and murals, and it continues to grow.
Rotating art exhibits are shown in UConn Health’s main building art galleries: the Celeste LeWitt Gallery in the rear of the cafeteria, and the main entrance lobby and mezzanine, near the escalator.
Art Acquisition and Exhibition Philosophy and Policy
Art will be selected, acquired and exhibited through the UConn Health Art Advisory Committee.
The fine arts at UConn Health serve the purpose of enhancing our environment to promote the sense of a caring community of healing for our patients, staff and students.
Art on our campus is intended, then, to augment an individual’s sense of self-worth by engaging the spirit of the larger human family and the natural world of which we are all a part.
The art selected, therefore, is meant to provide an aesthetic experience consistent with our mission of excellence and dedication in and to the health sciences.