The Gerard B. Lambert Foundation has donated $1 million to RxArt, a nonprofit organization that strives to transform healthcare facilities and bring comfort to hospitalized children through art. The gift is intended for the Eliza Moore Fund, which was established in 2000 to connect contemporary artists and pediatric hospitals throughout the country. Artists such as Jeff Koons and Rob Pruitt have collaborated with RxArt on projects.
Alexander Forger, an RxArt advisory board member and a director of the foundation said that the board members “appreciate the extraordinary projects undertaken to brighten the lives of hospitalized young people as well as giving encouragement to emerging artists.”
RxArt aims to complete around five projects every year. The donation will help the organization complete the following projects: a Walead Beshty installation at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, a floor-to-ceiling installation by Dan Cohen at St. Mary’s Hospital, New York, and site-specific works by Urs Fisher, Sam Falls, and Laura Owens at the Cedar-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Children’s Health Center, Los Angeles.