There is an art to healing. Studies have shown that the effects of art can lower stress, anxiety and pain and actually contribute to the healing process for patients.
For thousands of years, art has inspired the imagination, stimulated the senses and nourished souls. But art can do even more. Smilow Cancer Hospital's art program - The Art of Healing - was designed to contribute to the emotional and physical well-being of patients and their families.
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven was designed with patient comfort and emotional well-being in mind. The entire building is adorned with incredible pieces of art, including a huge Sol LeWitt mural on the second floor balcony, overlooking the lobby.
This program goes hand in hand with our belief that emotional healing contributes significantly to physical healing.
The Art of Healing at Smilow Cancer Hospital includes over 700 pieces of original art and is the third largest permanent art collection in Connecticut. The Art of Healing supports Smilow's Complementary Services program, which promotes relaxation through therapeutic massage, Reiki, guided imagery and yoga.