Request an Art Kit

Request an Art Kit

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

Self-directed kits including: journals, watercolors, origami, brain teasers and more.

 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


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Current & Upcoming Programs

Duke Health Employee Art Show

Exhibit Dates: July 19 – September 12, 2018; Mars Galleries I and II

Map to Mars Galleries’ Corridor

For 40 years, Arts & Health at Duke has believed that access to the arts is essential to the health and well-being of patients & staff. 

Each year we invite and encourage Duke Health Physicians & Staff to share their work in this all-inclusive Duke Health Employee Art Show.  

This exhibit displays examples of how Duke Health employees recharge, find inspiration, and reveal talents not usually shared in the workplace. 

Click here for a slideshow preview of the exhibit.



All exhibits, performances and journaling sessions are free and open to the public.

Click on any of the flyers below for a downloadable version.



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.



5th Annual Arts & Health Holiday Invitational Exhibit

Arts & Health Galleries, November 12 - January 9, 2018

During the holiday season, Arts & Health curates a Holiday Invitational Arts & Craft Exhibit within the Arts & Health Galleries located in the Concourse between Duke Hospital North and the Duke Medicine Pavilion.

This invitational highlights work by talented local and regional craftsmen and artists, and offers staff, patients and families an opportunity to enjoy a delightful exhibit and to purchase unique, quality items at relatively affordable prices.  

Any local craftsman is welcome to apply.  Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Click here for more information.


Spotlight Your Department or Specialty

Arts & Health is currently accepting exhibit applications for Duke Affiliated Departmental exhibits in the Mars Galleries for 2017

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

There are two deadlines for submissions:

October 31, 2017 for exhibit proposals between January 17 - July 18, 2018 &

April 30, 2018 for exhibit proposals between September 13, 2018 - January 9, 2019.