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Public Art Projects

In addition to the permanent and rotating exhibits, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has two primary Public Art Projects: Composition for a Yellow Wall and Silhouettes.

Composition for a Yellow Wall, the newest public art installation was created on-site by noted Vermont artist Barbara Garber. Barbara spent four days at DHMC creating the 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. It is located on Level 5 of the East Mall.

Public Art Yellow Wall

Larger Public Art Yellow 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 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.
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