Recent favorites – Summer Public Art!

Summer is the season for public art, but wait for the heat dome to cool off before venturing outside to check out these pieces in NYC! The latest installation in Madison Square Park, Martin Puryear’s Big Bling, raised many questions in my family during a recent night stroll. While my mother thought it was an… Read more »

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Welcome to RxArt

As a recent graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a B.A in art history, I am grateful for the opportunity to work as summer intern for RxArt! Growing up in both Brooklyn and New York City allowed me to fully immerse myself in the art world. My classes in college, in combination with the thriving art environment allowed my… Read more »

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Welcome to RxArt

My name is Nanase Shirokawa and I am very grateful and excited to be working this summer as an intern for RxArt. I just completed my freshman year at Williams College as a prospective art history and sociology double major. I am fascinated by the intersections between these two fields and how art functions in… Read more »

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  We are pleased to announce the launch of Between the Lines: A Coloring Book of Drawings by Contemporary Artists, Volume 5. Produced in partnership with Coach, this volume includes 52 artists, and features a cover (and stickers) by John Baldessari. The new coloring book was also featured in Wallpaper magazine this week. While the majority of… Read more »

Categories: RxArt Projects, Press, Partners, Events

New Exhibition at RxArt Front Space

RxArt is pleased to present a new exhibition in its front space located at 208 Forsyth St. Left to right: Lawrence Weiner Catch as Catch Can, 2009 ink on paper 10 x 15 inches 12 ¾ x 18 ½ inches frame Jason Middlebrook Traveling Seeds Untitled, 2009 screen printing on digital print edition 3/10 40 x… Read more »

Categories: Openings, Exhibitions

Welcome to RxArt

As an aspiring physician, I am excited to join the RxArt team as an intern this year to learn more about integrating visual art into the hospital environment. While shadowing at the Smilow Cancer Center in New Haven, I began to realize how important both medicine and physical space are to the healing process. After… Read more »

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Welcome to RxArt

It has been an enlightening journey from earning my BA at NYU to arriving at RxArt, and I am thrilled to have become a part of the team as an intern. Contributing to the work here is both rewarding and illuminating, and I’m happy to know my abilities are being applied to such a wonderful… Read more »

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Welcome to RxArt

Having recently graduated from Vassar College with a degree in Art History, I am excited to be interning at RxArt this spring.  This organization provides a unique perspective into the world of nonprofits and the contemporary art scene here in New York City, and I am eager to use my own skills in this setting… Read more »

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Welcome, Eileen

I am elated to join the RxArt team as the Operations Manager at this exciting time. It is wonderful and rewarding to be able to combine my passion for contemporary art and work for the greater good. With family members and friends in the healthcare field, I have always believed in the positive impact of… Read more »

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Welcome to Rx Art

My name is Rachel Joelson, I am currently a student at the Sotheby’s Institute and the newest member of the Rx Art team.  Recently moving from Los Angeles to New York, I have fallen in love with the city and the pulsing nature of the art world here.  After studying Art History at Loyola Marymount… Read more »

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Paul Insect “2033”

If you are in New York City this holiday season make sure to see Paul Insect’s “2033” exhibition, up at Allouche Gallery located in Soho until January 11th. Paul Insect  Meteor Nights, 2014 This exhibition features a series of works on canvas and paper, mostly all of them vibrant in color and sharp-edged. In the… Read more »

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An RxArt Holiday: The gifts that give back

The weather is getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting longer. All of this change may feel harsh, but it means that a very important time is drawing near: Holiday Season. This winter when you can’t feel your toes and you are stressing about what to buy or all the holiday… Read more »

Categories: Friends, Artists, Partners

2014 RxArt PARTY

It’s finally here!! We are gearing up for our 14th anniversary fundraiser only a few hours away. Get your tickets before 4pm at:, for tonight’s RxArt Party. Check out the artwork in the silent and live auction on Paddle8 at: We will see you tonight! The Altman Building 135 W 18th St New York, NY 10011… Read more »

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RxArt Auction: LIVE on Paddle8

All proceeds support RxArt’s mission to transform pediatric hospital facilities into comforting and engaging spaces through site-specific installations by contemporary artists. The 2014 RxArt Auction includes works by revered artists including: KAWS, Rob Pruitt, Walead Beshty, Mark Hagen, Chris Succo, Jose Parla, Terry Richardson, Lawrence Weiner, Erik Parker and many more! Below are some highlights from the RxArt… Read more »

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Coloring with RxArt at King’s County Hospital Center

On November 7th, contributing contemporary artists Erik Parker and Walter Robinson along with Diane Brown, Patrick Bradbury, Glori Cohen, and John Maroney hosted a coloring party at Brooklyn’s King’s County Hospital Center in the Pediatric Ambulatory Care Clinic. At the party The RxArt Coloring Book: A Coloring Book of Drawings by Contemporary Artists was distributed… Read more »

Categories: RxArt, RxArt Projects, Events

Ray Johnson’s unseen work

Don’t miss Ray Johnson’s exhibition at Karma Gallery (39 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012)! The show is a collection of previously unseen work by Ray Johnson (b.1927 – 1995).  With a sly use of puns, codes, inside jokes and wit, Johnson creates complex and multi-layered portraits of himself and of other subjects. A… Read more »

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Sam Falls Exclusive RxArt Print

Sam Falls for RxArt Untitled (Fern Print) 17 x 13 inches ink on paper 2014 Edition of 50 The image of the limited edition Sam Falls print just arrived! The 17×13 ink on paper print, entitled Untitled (Fern Print), is the artist’s foray into printmaking. The print is on black paper and is created by undergoing a two-print-process…. Read more »

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A Good Friend to RxArt: Will Sharon

Will Sharon, a successful real estate broker working with TOWN Residential has pledged to contribute 5% of his 2014 sale’s commission to support RxArt. Today we received the second donation and we are incredibly grateful! Will’s donation could not have come at a better time as we gear up for our 14th annual RxArt PARTY on November… Read more »

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Free Arts Day at The Brant Foundation with Dan Colen

Free Arts and The Brant Foundation Art Study Center combined forces on Saturday, September 20th to create an amazing afternoon at the foundation with Dan Colen. Peter Brant explained that many of these kids had never so much as been outside of Manhattan…we can only imagine what it must have been like for them to… Read more »

Categories: Artist Talk, RxArt, Artists, Openings, Events

David Benjamin Sherry

Climate Vortex Sutra presents color-manipulated film negatives of landscapes in order to discuss the humans’ distortive impact on geography and our changing physical world.  On the images, most of the sci-fi, futuristic tones are achieved by using analogue techniques in the darkroom.  The photographs are meant to raise the critical concern of our relationship with… Read more »

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2014 RxArt PARTY tickets

Please join us at RxArt’s 14th Anniversary PARTY honoring artist KAWS on November 17th! Tickets are now available here: Eventbrite We hope that you will join us to pay tribute to the generous artists and donors who have made projects in over 20 hospitals nationwide possible. The RxArt Party will also include a Live and Silent… Read more »

Categories: Artists, Events

Welcome to RxArt

My name is Gabi Pérez. I was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I am the current film/video intern for RxArt. Being born and raised on an island has given me the opportunity to experience a life that most people dream of. The whole “I live where you vacation” was a very true… Read more »

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Rob Pruitt’s Dry Erase Wall is Finally Up at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children

Last Thursday morning RxArt successfully installed the much anticipated Rob Pruitt dry erase wall at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children…and we couldn’t be more excited! (Jan Mittan, Senior VP of Development and External Relations at St Mary’s, gave Jeffrey, an enthusiastic patient at St. Mary’s, a hand to help him color the wall.) The children… Read more »

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Exciting New Addition to RxArt

My name is Albert Fis, and I am a new intern for RxArt. I was born in Los Angeles, CA and raised in Mexico city. I lived in Mexico City until I finished high school and then decided to move to Boston to complete my BSBA in Entrepreneurship at Suffolk University. Growing up in a… Read more »

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In a Different Vein

If you will be in Long Island over the next month, make sure to see Jason Middlebrook’s, Every Tree is a Map, up at Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton until September 14! From left: Black Lines on Black Birch (2014); Many Types of Woodgrain (2012); and Inspired by a Diner in Nyack (2013). Photo courtesy of… Read more »

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It’s that time! Save-the-date for RxArt’s annual party honoring the amazing KAWS: Monday, November 17, 6-9 pm. This year’s auction features works by an incredible group of artists. Details to come soon. Mark your calendars!

Categories: Artists, Events

Purple Magazine Interviews Diane Brown on RxArt

Founder and Executive Director, Diane Brown discussed RxArt in a recent interview with Purple Fashion Magazine.Purple : For those who don’t know what exactly is Rxart? Diane :RxArt is a non-profit organization that transforms pediatric hospitals into more comforting and engaging spaces by introducing site-specific installations by contemporary artists. The therapeutic potential of visual art… Read more »

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Artists Curating Artists

When artists curate works by other artists, it creates a dialogue between artistic sensibilities. Often we are unsure if the artists personally know (or knew) each other, if they were influenced by each other, or if their collaboration was the result of a stimulating first encounter. And we start to look for clues—the visual and… Read more »

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The Morgan’s Technicolor Dreamcoat

Last weekend, while everyone was flocking to Central Park or decamping to the nearest beach, I found myself happy to be inside, in midtown Manhattan, admiring Spencer Finch’s installation, A Certain Slant of Light, in the atrium of the Morgan Library. Finch (American, b. 1962) applied 365 colored film gels to the windows and to… Read more »

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RxArt Featured in CODAworx Magazine

Special thanks to CodaWorx for featuring RxArt in their sixth issue of CODAmagazine, which is live and ready to be browsed! Healing Art showcases incredible design + art projects where teams create spaces of reflection, meditation, and healing. See projects from our very own “Jeff Koons at Advocate Children’s Hospital” to the “Vanished Berlin Wall.”

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