Request an Art Kit

We bring the arts to your bedside, free of charge.

Self-directed kits including: journals, watercolors, origami, brain teasers and more.

 You may request up to two kits per week.   
Please note: Art kits are delivered Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays.

Request a Musician

Please note: Musician bedside visits are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays.
Visits are fulfilled as possible.

Self-Guided Art Tours

Downloadable walking tours of some of Duke University Hospital's Art Collection and Designed Spaces for your smartphone

Click any location listed to download your art tour guide


Duke Cancer Center

Duke Hospital

Duke Medicine Pavilion

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Current & Upcoming Programs

All exhibits, performances and journaling sessions are free and open to the public.

Click on any of the flyers for a downloadable version.



Ongoing Journaling Workshops

Every 2nd Friday of the month at the Duke Cancer Institute, Cancer Center Conference Room, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Free for patients, families and staff of Duke Hospital.

Join us to learn how journaling can help you express emotions and thoughts, reduce anxiety, promote creativity and help with overall well-being.  Journals provided and no experience necessary.


**April's Write for You Journaling Session will not be meeting in observance of Good Friday.**

We will meet again in May.






Did you know Arts & Health programs music all throughout the hospital?

We offer music at bedside, throughout units and in waiting areas of the hospital by professional musicians (Artist in Residence) and volunteer Duke student musicians.

Click here to see a list of all the Artist in Residence, performance times and locations.

You may request a musician as well at the link below, or contact William Dawson, Performing Artist in Residence at william.dawson@duke.edu.





Spotlight Your Department or Specialty

Arts & Health is currently accepting exhibit applications for Duke Affiliated Departmental exhibits in the Mars Galleries for 2017

Download a copy of the guidelines and applications here (.docx version or .pdf version).

There are two deadlines for submissions:

October 31, 2016 for exhibit proposals between January 12 - June 28, 2017 &

April 30, 2017 for exhibit proposals between June 29, 2017 - January 2018.