The arts plays a significant role in cultivating a healing environment. Research shows that artistic intervention, where the arts are brought into a healthcare facility, can improve health outcomes and transform the patient experience. Benefits can include reduced pain and anxiety, and improved well-being during cancer treatment.

Here are two powerful ways that Miami Cancer Institute is bringing the arts to our staff, patients, and caregivers:

Arts in Medicine

Miami Cancer Institute has built a robust Arts in Medicine Program that encompasses visual, literary and performing arts. Artists-in-residence engage patients in creative, immersive experiences in the waiting areas, lobbies and infusion suites. Through our Arts in Medicine Program, patients experience music, song, color and visual beauty and create their own masterpieces.

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Art and Design Program

The Institute’s Art and Design Program features the work of dozens of visual artists and artisans from all over the world. A selection of handcrafted quilts and textiles, dating from the nineteenth century to the present, greets patients and visitors in the Institute’s first floor lobbies, while large-scale sculptures enhance the surrounding grounds. To complement the presentation of these gifts to the Institute’s Art and Design Collection, a series of special exhibitions, mounted in the Shaham Family Gallery, will change periodically.

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To request more information about the program, art activities, workshops or therapeutic referrals, please email

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