Collaborating with our diverse local arts community, Boston Children's offers unique programming in a variety of disciplines. Art activities on the units bring cheer to the bedside and playrooms on each floor. Creative, cultural experiences like these help to reduce stress, spark imagination, and offer a means of self expression.
The Child Life Art Specialist visits inpatient floors 3 days a week with a variety of creative projects to offer to the patients.
Ongoing projects by local artists that bring unique art experiences to patients and families. Current projects include creative writing and video art.
"The View From Here" Poetry Book
A collaborative project between Spring 2011 Artist-in-Residence Ian Schimmel and the patients of the hospital. Download "The View From Here".
Guest Artist Visits
Special workshops by artists. Past events included Wheelchair Painting with quadriplegic artist Tommy Hollenstein, Electronic Music Composition with DJ Ryze and Mosaic with Bette Ann Libby. Visit our Gallery featuring photos of past workshops.
Monthly workshops with Museum of Fine Arts staff that offer hands-on cultural enrichment to Boston Children’s Hospital. Activities are inspired by the museum’s collection of art and objects.