At this time Arts & Health on-site hours are restricted.  Some live music has returned to the hallways of the hospital but our Request a Musician program is currently not available.  However, we have made our Arts & Health Coloring Book, Volume Two, available for download.  These coloring pages can be printed out or you can download and color them using your tablet. 

Request an Art Kit

Request an Art Kit

We bring the arts to your bedside, free of charge.

Self-directed kits including: adult coloring books, journals, puzzle books and playing cards.

 You may request up to two free kits per week.   
Please note: Art kits are delivered Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays.

Request a Musician

Please note: Musician bedside visits are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays.
Visits are fulfilled as possible.

Self-Guided Art Tours

Downloadable walking tours of some of Duke University Hospital's Art Collection and Designed Spaces for your smartphone

Click any location listed to download your art tour guide


Duke Cancer Center

Duke Hospital

Duke Medicine Pavilion

Just for Children

For pediatric patient families who are looking for age-appropriate activities while they are in the hospital or at home, visit Arts for Life Anywhere.

Here you can sign up for access to lessons, videos, downloads and information on art supplies.


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Current & Upcoming Programs

All exhibits, performances and journaling sessions are free and open to the public. Click on any of the flyers below for a downloadable version.

45 Portraits in 45 Days: Duke University Hospital Essential Staff

by Maria Bennett Hock

Duke Hospital Main Hallway

Mars Galleries

January 8 - March 10, 2021



Duke Health Appreciation Project Submissions

Duke Hospital Main Hallway

Mars Galleries

January 8 - March 10, 2021


Wearable Art - Handmade Scarves by Betty Ann Winters

Duke Concourse, near Duke Central Tower

Arts & Health Gallery 1

January 27 - March 10, 2021


Paintings by Daphne Xiao

Duke University Employee,
Medical Instructor at the Department of Medicine

Clinic 1D Exhibit Case, Duke South Main Hallway

January 21 - March 24, 2021


The Dusty Kettle - Ceramics by Casey Anderson

Duke University Hospital Employee,
R.N., Vascular Interventional Radiology

Clinic 1A Exhibit Case, Duke South Concourse

January 4 - 29, 2021       



Did you know Arts & Health programs music all throughout the hospital?

We offer music at bedside, throughout units and in waiting areas of the hospital by professional musicians (Artist in Residence) and volunteer Duke student musicians.

Click here to see a list of all the Artist in Residence, performance times and locations.

You may request a musician as well at the link below, or contact William Dawson, Performing Artist in Residence at william.dawson@duke.edu.



Due to the ongoing construction in the Duke Hospital Concourse, all departmental exhibits in the Mars Galleries will be halted until the concourse reopens so that we may fulfill our exhibit agreements with artists who were scheduled to be shown in the concourse galleries.

Spotlight Your Department or Specialty

Arts & Health is currently accepting exhibit applications for Duke Affiliated Departmental exhibits in the Mars Galleries for 2020

Download a copy of the guidelines and applications here (.pdf version).