PIPELINE: The Haas Brothers for Children’s National Hospital

We are proud to be working with The Haas Brothers on a project that will be installed at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC in early 2022. The Haas Brothers are creating a unique and colorful sculpture to welcome visitors into the hospital’s new lobby entrance. The nearly 220,000 patients cared for each year at Children’s National will be greeted by The Haas Brothers’ 14-foot marble and beaded palm tree and its multi-colored resident monkey. The monkey hanging from the sculpture will be beaded by the Haas Sisters in Cape Town, South Africa and the intricate leaves of the tree will be created by the Haas Sisters of Lost Hills in California’s Central Valley. It is an honor for RxART to continue working with Children’s National Hospital. The Haas Brothers’ project will be RxART’s fourth installation at the hospital and the organization’s first sculpture project.

Every RxART project is produced at no cost to our partner hospitals and the commissioned artists are provided with an honorarium and the chance to inspire children during their healing process, RxART is deeply grateful to the Rallis Foundation for the generous lead underwriting of this project, and thanks Betsee Isenberg for her support and Citizens of Humanity for their collaborative partnership. For more information on this project, please contact 212-260-8797 or Megan Skidmore: megan_skidmore@rxart.net or visit our Donate Page.

Children’s National Hospital, based in Washington, D.C., celebrates 150 years of pediatric care, research, and commitment to the community. Volunteers opened the hospital in 1870 with 12 beds for children displaced after the Civil War. Today, 150 years stronger, it is among the nation’s top 10 children’s hospitals. It is ranked No.1 for newborn care for the fifth straight year and ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. Children’s National is transforming pediatric medicine for all children. In 2021, the Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus opened, the first in the nation dedicated to pediatric research. Children’s National has been designated three times in a row as a Magnet® hospital, demonstrating the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty care locations in the D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland and Virginia. Children’s National is home to the Children’s National Research Institute and Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation and is the nation’s seventh-highest NIH-funded children’s hospital. It is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels.

Image: The haas brothers, RxArt project rendering