• Our work is about joy and building a connection between people and objects, so we think it’s an ideal setting for that.
    Simon Haas — Artist, RxART Project in the Pipeline for Children's National Hospital
  • I like the pictures because there are only black people in the picture. There are no white people. It is like the black people did it all by themselves. I like the expression on the lady’s face. I like that all the girls are happy. I like it because as a black girl, the [person] that made the painting is a man, and it inspires me because I am a black girl.
    8 Year-Old Patient at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
  • I love the Derrick Adams art inside the Pediatric Emergency Department. Not only did my son have fun identifying the colors and animals in Derrick’s art but it changed his mood for the better.
    Father of Patient in the Pediatric ED at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
  • My son Riley said he loved it because “the smiley faces made him feel happy and brave.” It was a welcoming surprise when we have been in the CT room so many times for scans. Riley was immediately not focusing on the scan but amazed by all the colors and of course the smiles! The makeover was a beautiful, cheerful distraction!
    Mother of patient receiving a PET/CT Scan at Children's National Hospital
  • My staff and I felt very close to those who suffer from illness, which allowed us to see things from the patients’ points of view. [We created the project] with a prayer-like wish for the hardship in medical settings to be alleviated.
    Takashi Murakami — Artist
  • I hope you can see how much the addition of this work will add. The CT Suite can be an imposing environment and some beauty and levity is so helpful. We hope that no child would need to come here, but when they do, we want to reassure them that they are getting the best care. The beauty of this RxART project provides more reassurance that they are in good hands.
    Dr. Dorothy Bulas — Chief of Radiology at Children's National Hospital
  • I am truly grateful for the opportunity to have Derrick Adams' art in our PED and for over 18,000 children to enjoy annually. Thank you for continuing to work with our PED and selecting an amazing artist.
    Dr. Alexie Puran — Director, Pediatric Emergency Department, NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
  • It was meaningful to get the RxART commission (for the 207-foot corridor that leads to the operating department at CHLA). It's visually quite scary, because of what it represents, for children and their parents and caretakers to have to walk down it - even if you can change it in a tiny way, and help even a few people, that's a big thing. I love art, and I believe 100% in its power, because it affects me on a daily basis. Visual art can affirm an idea, and certain elements can really help change your mindset.
    Nicolas Party — Artist, RxART Project at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • We saw these [curtains] last week during our stay. They are beautiful! I asked the nurses about them too. What a nice touch.
    Family Member of Patient at Children's National Hospital
  • The artwork on the ceilings of the patient rooms gave me something to look at other than a sterile white one. It made the rooms more inviting (as inviting as a hospital room can be) and it made happiness more welcome. The art drew me out of my room and made it more enjoyable to go on a walk to look at the art.
    Caitlyn — 16-year-old patient at Cedars-Sinai
  • With the kindness and support from Diane Brown and the entire RxART team, my dream to bring art into the Pediatric Emergency Department at Harlem Hospital was brought to fruition. The emergency department can be a scary place for any child. RxART understands the power and therapeutic value that art can have. The Keith Haring artwork they installed has transformed the experience for our patients and also our staff. The children and families of Harlem are fortunate and appreciative for the happiness that RxART has brought to our PED.
    Dr. Alexie Puran — Director, Pediatric Emergency Department, NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
  • We are heartbroken to learn of the passing of a dear friend, supporter, and former Advisory Board member of RxART, Mollie Maxwell Myers. Mollie was full of joy and boundless love for her family and those in her life. She met life’s hardest challenges head-on, always seeking solutions, and looking on the bright side. In 2006, she approached Diane Brown about her and her husband Robert’s interest in supporting a new project. They funded an incredible site-specific wall mural by Jason Middlebrook in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC. The mural, titled “Traveling Seeds,” depicted seed-bearing plants, which regenerate life as their seeds are carried by the wind and deposited elsewhere, thereby continuing the cycle of life. An edition of prints of Middlebrook’s “Traveling Seeds” imagery was produced to expand the project at Mount Sinai.  Subsequently, prints from the editions were also installed at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, TX. Mollie was born in Houston, TX and was proud to introduce RxART to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, where thanks again to the generosity of Mollie and Bob, RxART installed a vibrant and welcoming site-specific mural by Trenton Doyle Hancock.  Our sympathy and love are with Mollie’s family and friends; she will be tremendously missed. July 2020
    RxART
  • I truly believe in the transformative power of art and can think of no one who would benefit or cherish it more than children.
    Ann Craven — Artist, RxART Project at Rady Children's Hospital
  • I am happy to bring some vibrancy, energy and positivity to the hospital and its patients through this work.
    Jonas Wood — Artist, RxART Privacy Curtains at Children's National Hospital
  • I like that our beautiful little and big heroes can see [the curtains] from their beds and cribs as the design is vibrant on both sides of the curtains.
    Family Member of Patient at Children's National Hospital
  • These curtains brought some joy to our very stressful time while our son was in the PICU. My husband and I commented on how delightful they were!
    Family Member of Patient at Children's National Hospital
  • Thank you RxART and Jonas Wood for your insight, generosity and compassion. The privacy curtains look fantastic and I love the energy it brings to the unit. Please know that RxART and Jonas Wood will touch a lot of hearts and bring a lot of smiles to our patients, families and staff.
    Gregory Scott — Gallery & Exhibitions Coordinator, Children's National Hospital, Washington DC
  • Our NICU parents seek out their RxART Coloring Books to ease the stresses they have during their baby's NICU journey. Whether the nurses are putting in another IV, or the baby is being taken to surgery, the therapeutic nature of coloring the art in the book allows NICU parents a brief mental reprieve. The RxART Coloring Book also allows young siblings of a NICU baby to have something for themselves and an outlet to just "be a kid" and color.
    Elizabeth Simonton Freeman — Co-Founder and CEO of ICU Baby
  • Having art on the ceiling can be very helpful to our young patients. A fourteen year old patient can focus on the entire area and let her imagination take her away during a painful procedure. A three year old can create his own pictures using the shapes and colors he sees when he’s getting a lengthy transfusion. As nurses we are trained to help our patients manage their pain using more than medication. We use deep breathing, guided imagery, play and distraction and that’s how our colorful rooms help us achieve this important goal in our patients’ healing journey.
    Stephanie Faloon — Nurse of 20+ years, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Department of Pediatrics
  • Capital Group is proud and thrilled to work with the wonderful people at RxART in support of the Ryan McGinness project. We have a long involvement with CHKD, and this project is merely the latest example of their innovation in caring for children and their families. Through our affiliation with the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, we are very familiar with Ryan McGinness, a tremendous artist with roots in Hampton Roads.  This project brings it all together in a unique and vibrant way, and we know this artwork will brighten the lives of countless members of our community for years to come.
    Scott Duncan — American Funds Service Company/Capital Group, Sr. Vice President/General Manager
  • At St. Mary's, we believe that the arts are essential to promoting health and well-being in children. Children with special needs can encounter artistic expression to free their imaginations from the constraints imposed by physical limitations, thereby improving their quality of life. We are so pleased to partner with RxART on this wonderful project with Dan Colen.
    Dr. Eddie Simpser — President and CEO, St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children
  • I hope my artwork will take kids' thoughts outside the rooms they're in. I want to remind them that there's a vast, wonderful world waiting for them.
    Sam Falls — Artist, RxArt Project at Cedars-Sinai
  • I love the work that you do. As a healthcare administrator in CO and a lover of contemporary art, the healing and joy brought from combining the two is unique.
    Leslie Horna — Healthcare Administrator, Denver, CO
  • Art plays a vital role in the healing process here at St. Mary’s. Medically complex children who are exposed to the arts are able to free their imaginations from the constraints imposed by physical limitations. Our installation by renowned artist Rob Pruitt provides inspiration and cheer to our patients, their families and the entire staff at St. Mary’s.
    Dr. Eddie Simpser — President and CEO, St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children
  • All of the services absolutely love the coloring books! You should sleep well knowing that you have made 1000 patients living in San Francisco much, much happier (and their doctors and nurses happier, too).
    CHRISTINA MANGURIAN, M.D. — DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY, SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL