Art @ Des Peres Hospital

Art at Des Peres Hospital

Through the vision and support of Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis, MO, Art Saint Louis is pleased to join with VSA Missouri, the St. Louis Artists’ Guild and the Foundry Art Centre in presenting one of the largest collections of original, locally-made art in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Art @ Des Peres Hospital is a new and unique endeavor to connect and inspire our community through the work of local artists and enrich the lives of hospital patients, staff and visitors. As Des Peres Hospital CEO John Grah notes, “It is well documented that art can help in the healing process. Art can take us out of the moment by giving us something else to focus on. It is our hope with this exhibit that we can create a richer environment and a more pleasant experience for our patients and guests, not to mention our employees and medical staff.”

Incorporating an extensive amount of space on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors of Des Peres Hospital, this project brings together a diverse community of artists and organizations dedicated to contemporary visual art, offering a rotating exhibition of art unlike any other in our region. Our shared goals for the program are:

  1. Create a dynamic, aesthetically rich and engaging environment through a multitude of artworks spanning a wide range of styles and expressions, to spark curiosity, elevate and enliven the intellectual and emotional wellbeing of hospital visitors and staff.
  2. Celebrate the work of local artists and further develop their audience by creating a new outlet through which artists can impact our community.

​Art @ Des Peres Hospital opens its fall/winter exhibition, featuring 138 original artworks by 20 St. Louis regional artists, on November 1, 2012, continuing through April 21, 2013. The spring/summer exhibition will open May 14, 2013, and continue through October 31, 2013. The exhibition is free and open to the public during regular hospital visiting hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: 
Des Peres Hospital
When: 
Nov 1 2012 to Apr 21 2013