Environmental programs create peaceful, healing spaces in both public and exam areas contribute to patient well being. The light-filled Atrium with its soothing blues and greens invites visitors to relax and enjoy the blend of permanent and changing exhibits and frequent performances. A colorful and imaginative mobile created by pediatric patients and caregivers greets visitors at the entrance to Lombardi. Monthly art exhibitions draw attention away from health concerns with images that transport the viewer through color, texture, shape and form.
A variety of artworks from the permanent collection decorate the clinic and infusion areas. The Betty Lou Ourisman Breast Health Center is infused with meditative images, comfortable furnishings, soft light and music. A guide to the permanent art installations is included in the monthly calendar of events.
Monthly Atrium Art Exhibitions
Each month the work of a guest artist is on display in the Atrium. Art work is selected for qualities that are intriguing and inspiring, while remaining sensitive to the unique needs of our diverse community. Exhibitions have included the medical students' art show, a doctors' show, tapestry weavings from The Wednesday Group, a NYC weavers' group, and the works of prominent artists from the Washington metropolitan area. Twenty percent of all art sales is contributed to the Arts and Humanities Program.
- Quilt Installation: What the Arts Mean to Me Quilt inscribed by Lombardi community members, Lauren Kingsland, quilter. Lombardi Clinic.
- Still Life with Flowers, acrylic paintingby Nevin Bossart, donated by Lisa Flaxman in honor of Gwen Leighty. Nina Hyde Patient Resource Room.
- Dance Hall Dandy, Watercolor painting by Jacqueline Saunders donated by Robert Ricci in honor of Adriana S, Ricci, Lombardi Clinic
- Transcendence, mixed media collage by Helen Soper Fiorentino, Podium Level
Breast Cancer Journal: Walking with the Ghosts of My Grandmother, paintings and drawings by Hollis Sigler, Research Building corridors, level 3,4,5
- Looking Forward/Looking Back, an autobiographical exhibition of photographs and text by Pediatric Oncology Patients, Lower Level corridors.
- A Place in the Firmament, Watercolors by Kiki Felix on Seven West
- Oil Paintings by Dr. Ozge Alper, Lombardi Clinic
- Photographs by Dr. Willard A. Barnes, Clinic, Patient Area 4
- Photographs by Dr. Saul Yanovich, Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic, Bles G
- Healing Garden Quilt Series created by the Quilter’s Dozen, in the Five North Waiting Room
- Butterfly Quilt series designed by Lauren Kingsland and assembled by members of Lombardi community, Seven West Corridor
- Abstracted Flower Forms, photographs by Laurie Black, in the Clinic
- Sunflower Field Series by Nevin Bossart, Lombardi Clinic
- Print series by Jane Jordan, 7 West patient rooms
Robert Matthews manages all art installations.