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Published: June 12th, 2012

Shands Arts in Medicine serves as a national and international model for hospital based performing arts. Bringing dancers, musicians, actors and other performance based artists into the hospital, these programs […]

An oral history from Heather (Hankins) Ivanov

Published: February 7th, 2012

I was born on September 21, 1968 in Gainesville, Florida. My father was a student in the UF College of Medicine in psychiatry. Not long after I was born, we […]

Awaiting Baby

Published: February 7th, 2012

Needlecraft and fabric painting are the staple of this program for soon to be moms who are on bed rest. Using traditional crafts, the artists engage mother and families in […]

Art for the Heart

Art for the Heart

Published: February 7th, 2012

Once a week, a waiting room on the 5th floor at UF Health Shands Hospital is transformed into a social gathering place for patients and families. Adult patients waiting for […]

Circle Art Studio

Published: February 7th, 2012

In response to a parent’s concern over long wait times for outpatient surgery, artists set up a visual arts and crafts table three days a week in the Ambulatory Waiting […]

Lose your Dialysis Blues

Lose your Dialysis Blues

Published: February 7th, 2012

Visual artists bring painting, drawing and collage supplies on a mobile cart into the Dialysis Unit and work with pediatric patients while they are tethered to the dialysis machines. On […]

Butterfly Connection

Butterfly Connection

Published: February 7th, 2012

Just around the corner from Shands, housed at the Florida Museum of Natural History, is the McGuire Center’s Butterfly Rainforest Exhibit, a wonderful, colorful place that lifts the spirits and […]

AIM for Africa patient with doll

AIM for Africa

Published: February 7th, 2012

Madeline Austin, Shands at the University of Florida Arts in Medicine program artist-in-residence, recently traveled to East Africa, bringing some of the gifts of the AIM program with her. She […]

Barbara Esrig writes an oral history while interviewing Thomas Mitchell.

Arts in Medicine Official Florida Representative For National Day of Listening

Published: February 7th, 2012

On the day after Thanksgiving each year, people across America record interviews with one another to celebrate Story Corp’s National Day of Listening. In 2010, Shands Arts in Medicine program […]