Duke University Medical Center Art Acquisition / by Kristin Gibson

Kristin Gibson is proud to announce her painting titled "Blue Vase" was selected for the Arts and Health at Duke 2018 Patient Room Art Acquisition for Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

Arts and Health at Duke has been providing visual art for patient rooms and waiting areas for 40 years. As one of the oldest and most comprehensive hospital arts programs in the United States, Arts and Health is a recognized leader in the international arts and health movement. In 2018, Arts and Health  continued the growth of its current collection and developed new partnerships with local artists and arts organizations, with a goal to collect roughly 60 works of art to be framed and placed in patient areas of Duke University Hospital. Each a visually-compelling work for our patients to enjoy during their stay.

Duke University Hospital has the wonderful opportunity to serve patients from across North Carolina, the United States, and abroad. The collection is based on years of research and practice that respect the beliefs and values of all they serve. Works reflect Duke's mission that “access to the arts is essential for the health and well-being of patients, their loved ones, staff, volunteers, and visitors.”

As both artist and mother of a child who received specialized medical care at Duke, I am truly honored to be among the selected works for patient rooms, and hope my painting may offer a bright spot and momentary respite.