In addition to the permanent and rotating exhibits, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) has been home to several public arts project, including "Composition for a Yellow Wall" and "Silhouettes."
Composition for a Yellow Wall
The "Composition for a Yellow Wall," public art installation was created on-site by noted Vermont artist Barbara Garber. Barbara spent four days at DHMC creating Composition for a Yellow Wall while passersby enjoyed watching Barbara's art come to life. She returned several times to make additions to the wall.
"Silhouettes" was the first public art project at DHMC and was a collaboration between DHMC and AVA Gallery. They are currently installed on the wall entering the DHMC parking garage.
The initial goals of the project were to:
- 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 public 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.