New Art Exhibits at the Hospital:

Recent Oils by Joseph Cave, Arts & Health Galleries, October 1 - November 3, 2014

Handmade Artistan Jewelry by Tiffany Coley, Clinic 1D Display Case, October 6 - November 4, 2014

Click on the images above to find out more about the exhibits.

Arts & Health Co-Sponsors Talk & Book Reading at Center for Documentary Studies

EULA BISS INAUGURATES NEW VISITING WRITER SERIES / Visit Kicks Off With Public Reading, Reception, and Book Signing

Thursday, November 6, 7 p.m. / Nelson Music Room / Duke University East Campus / 1304 Campus Dr., Durham, North Carolina

Acclaimed author Eula Biss will visit Duke University to launch the Kenan-CDS Visiting Writer Series in Ethics, Society, and Documentary Art, established by the Kenan Institute for Ethics and the Center for Documentary Studies to present new, unique, and diverse voices in nonfiction literature. 

Biss won a National Book Critics Circle Award for her 2009 collection on race, Notes from No Man’s Land: American Essays. Her new book from Graywolf Press, On Immunity: An Inoculation, is a “brilliant and empathic exploration of the vaccine wars” (American Scholar) and a moving account of how we are all connected—our bodies and our fates. Click here for notices and reviews from The New Yorker, the Los Angeles Times, Publisher’s Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, The Huffington Post, and more. Click here to listen to an interview with Biss on NPR.

In addition to the public reading, Biss will also participate in a luncheon with students, a faculty and staff book club, and a public panel on writing, public health, and the ethics of living in community. 

Click here to download flyer.

Ongoing Journaling Workshops

Every 2nd Friday of the month at the Duke Cancer Institute, Cancer Center Conference Room, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Free for patients, families and staff of Duke Hospital.

Join us to learn how journaling can help you express emotions and thoughts, reduce anxiety, promote creativity and help with overall well-being.  Journals provided and no experience necessary.

Please help us welcome our newest team member, Katja Hill, our new Literary Arts Coordinator.  A writer and actress, Katja has worked with the Department of Patient & Visitor Relations in several roles over the last year.  You can find more information about Katja and the rest of our staff here.

Duke Medicine Orchestra Symposium:

Prescription Music: A Concerted Effort to Bridge the Gap between the Arts and Medicine

The Duke Medicine Orchestra invites you to attend a symposium on Saturday, November 8 from 6:30 - 9:00 pm to celebrate Arts & Health Month!

Lisa Wong, MD, a nationally recognized musician, physician, and arts educator will deliver a keynote address, titled "Prescription Music: A Concerted Effort to Bridge the Gap between the Arts and Medicine".  The symposium will also include live music and a panel discussion featuring local leaders in the arts and medicine.  Please come share information and our excitement regarding the healing power of the arts.  See attached flyer for additional information.

Request a Musician

We are excited to announce the addition of four new artists to our Artists-in-Residence roster.  Over the years, Arts & Health has provided music at the bedside and in common spaces by some of the areas most talented, professional musicians.  We are pleased to continue this tradition with a more robust team of artists, boasting diverse genres, repertoires and cultural experiences.  We have doubled the number of hours music is played at the bedside and in waiting areas.

Click here to see a list of all the artists, performance times and location available.



Request an Art Kit

We bring the arts to your bedside, free of charge. Choose from: journals, watercolors, origami, brain teasers and more...