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.   
Now you can color using your tablet!  
Arts & Health Coloring Book, Volume Two now available for download. 
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.

Current & Upcoming Programs

Click here to see a full list of current and past 2021 exhibits, images and pricing.

Arts & Health Journaling Workshops for Duke Health Nursing Staff

Sponsored by DUHS Nursing and Friends of Nursing


Click on either workshop below to get further details and how to register for these one-hour Zoom events.

Unforgettable Moments - Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 2 - 3 pm

All About Me - Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 6 - 7 pm


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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).