The New York City Health and Hospital Corporation, the municipal hospital system of the City of New York, is comprised of over 23 various medical facilities serving the metropolitan area. Since its inception in the late 1930's, the art collection of the corporation has grown to include over 5,000 works. Among these are sculptures, stained glass, tapestries, murals, paintings and works on paper. During the Great Depression under the leadership of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project (WPA/FAP) provided jobs for artists and promoted American culture. Through the WPA/FAP, New York City public hospitals received nearly 60 projects, primarily large-scale mural paintings with themes that were thought to be therapeutic and relevant to the hospital setting. The Federal government ended its support of the arts in the 1940s, but broad public patronage was revived in the 1960s and 1970s and New York City's Percent for Art law was passed in 1982. Today the HHC and the Percent for Art Program continue to create and maintain art which reflects the quality, diversity, and vitality of modern American art throughout its collection.



Lincoln Medical and
Mental Health Center

234 E. 149th Street

Abram Champanier
Alice in Wonderland at NYC, 1938
oil on canvas
Alexandra Kasuba
Untitled, 1970
brick relief, facade
38" x 80"

North Central Bronx Hospital

3424 Kossuth Avenue

March of the Innocents, 1973
hammered copper relief,
6' 9" x 10"
facade facing northeast courtyard
Untitled, 1973
oil on canvas 6' x 22'
17th floor, dining hall
Untitled, 1973
ceramic tile mural
8" x 17"
Lobby
Richard Pousette-Dart
Presence, Healing Circles, 1973-74
acrylic on canvas, 3 panels
84" x 84" each
Lobby

Jacobi Medical Center

1400 Pelham Parkway South

Milton Hebald
Untitled, 1952
cast bronze
various sizes
Main entrance facade of the Van Etton Building
Jose DeCreeft
Untitled, , 1963
mosaic, 10' x 7'
Lobby of Nurses Residence
Abraham Jacobi Hospital
Pelham Parkway & Eastchester Road
New York Health and Hospitals Corporation
Donald De Lue
Untitled, 1954
incised white marble relief 11' x 7'
Main entrance lobby
(Abraham Jacobi Hospital Building)

Segundo Ruiz Belvis
Community Care Center

545 East 142nd Street

William Tarr
Untitled, 1972
Cor-Ten Steel

 

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