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Public Art Project

In 2008, the New England Foundation for the Arts awarded Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and its co-applicant, AVA Gallery in Lebanon, a $10,000 public arts grant to develop a comprehensive art plan for the Lebanon campus.

Artist Dan Gottsegen and landscape architect Terry Boyle were selected from a pool of applicants to design the plan. After making several site visits to DHMC and conducting two public art forums, they produced a final master plan that identified sites—both indoors and outside—for collaborative art projects.

See our first Public Art Project, Silhouettes!

Project goals

  • Enhance the healing environment of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
  • Engage the DHMC community—specifically its patients, staff, and students—in collaborative art projects to help increase staff morale, patient satisfaction and interaction among colleagues.
  • Partner with the greater Upper Valley community—including local artists, art galleries and associations—to support the vitality of art in the region.

Criteria for artwork

  • Artwork, whether permanent or temporary, will be uplifting and will foster a positive, encouraging environment.
  • Artwork will be of the highest aesthetic and artistic quality.
  • Projects will either be collaborative in nature, or receive the input of the larger DHMC community in some manner.

Possible ideas include:

Birdhouses photo Artistic birdhouses created by staff for the walkway to Lot 20 East Mall photo Light installations on the East Mall
Audiology corridor photo Murals based on sound waves in the Audiology corridor on level 4 Sculpture garden photo Meditative sculpture garden or snow-sculpting contest

We would like your feedback! If you have ideas about the kinds of art that you'd like to see, or would like us to contact you about upcoming art projects, please email Marianne.L.Barthel@hitchcock.org.

Funded in part by the Public Art program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible by generous support from Jane's Trust.

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