- To enhance the Cleveland Clinic experience through the arts
- To practice and investigate the use of the arts in healing
- To build community around the arts, health, and medicine
- Patients: To enhance the well-being of patients who come to Cleveland Clinic for care, followed by families, visitors, caregivers, students, and the community.
- Performance: Support performing arts, as they enhance the medical environment, express ideas and emotions, and offer therapeutic benefits.
- Research: Initiates and carries out investigations into the effects of the arts in the medical environment. It measures results to improve quality.
- Community:Interacting with local, national and international organizations for the benefit of individuals and communities.
Arts & Medicine Institute Team
Maria Jukic, JD
Administrative Program Coordinator
Lisa Gallagher, MA, MT-BC
Research Program Manager
Executive Director & Curator
Jennifer Finkel, PhD
Bellamy Printz, MFA
Kathryn Koran, MAM
Registrar & Assistant Curator
Meghan Hunter, MHA
Tim Gaewsky, MFA
Art Therapy Program
Tamara Shella, MA, ATR-BC
Art Therapy Program Manager
Meredith McCulloch, MA, ATR-BC, PC
Lisa Shea, MAT
Music Therapy Program
Debbie Bates, MMT, MT-BC
Music Therapy Program Manager
Laura Higgins, MT-BC
Christine Bomberger, MT-BC
Melissa Onabajo, MT-BC
Stephanie Morris, MT-BC
Patricia Eden, MT-BC
Kaitlin Emmert, MT-BC
Philanthropy Institute (PI)
Director of Development
2017 News Archive
- Arts & Medicine Newsletter, Vol. 3 - 2017
2015 News Archive
The newsletter gives a year-end review of the programs offered along with first-hand stories from the patients who have benefited.
- Arts & Medicine Newsletter, Vol. 2 - 2015
2014 News Archive
National Endowment for the Arts recently sat down with Maria Jukic, JD, Executive Director of the Arts & Medicine Institute, and CPAC Director, Tom Schorgl to discuss the intersection of arts and healthcare in the region, highlighting Cleveland Clinic's programs.
- arts.gov (National Endowment for the Arts), 11/11/2014
Researchers are learning more about the precise ways paintings and other works of art help patients and families in the healing process.
- WSJ.com (Wall Street Journal), 08/18/2014
Arts & Medicine has compiled its first newsletter detailing the impact of its programs in the healthcare environment and first-hand stories from the patients who have benefited.
- Arts & Medicine Newsletter, Vol. 1 - Issue 1, 2014
Art programs in hospitals are growing. Learn more about what the Arts and Medicine Institute at Cleveland Clinic is doing to help patients heal.
- U.S.News, 05/27/2014
2013 News Archive
Joanne Cohen, Executive Director of Arts and Medicine Institute's Art Program, discusses her background in and passion for the arts as she leads the Shaker Life Magazine through the highlights of Cleveland Clinic's art collection.
- Shaker Life, Aug/Sep 2013, pgs 36-40
Joanne Cohen, Executive Director of Arts and Medicine Institute's Art Program, discusses the benefit of artwork in the healthcare environment and unique aspects of Cleveland Clinic's collection.
- MEDCITY News, 7/26/13
Art plays a prominent role at Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. The facility's architecture was designed world renowned architect, Frank Gehry, the extensive collection of artwork, the development of an art therapy program, and a distance learning program conducted with the Cleveland Museum of Art.
- Las Vegas City Life, 6/19/13
Cleveland Clinic will be participating in the "Play Me, I'm Yours" interactive artwork by British artist Luke Jerram. The artwork consists of decorated pianos that are placed in public spaces for everyone to use. The piano will be on display on the Crile Mall from July 19 - August 12, 2013. If you are interested in submitting a design for the decorated piano or wish to participate in the decorating process, please complete the forms in the piano design guidelines and submit by May 23, 2013. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or questions.
- Learn about the design guidelines, 4/19/13
The Arts & Medicine Institute is participating in a project that was selected through a public voting process to receive a Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Creative Culture Grant. The Daring to be “Dumbo” project led by the Dancing Wheels organization will fund the creation of a film about bullying and social injustice. Cleveland Clinic Arts & Medicine Institute will help by broadcasting the documentary at our facilities.
- Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, 2/25/13
Kathryn Koran from the Arts and Medicine Institute's Art Program talks about the Art in the Afternoon Program and the artwork in the hospital.
- WKYC.com, 2/17/2013
Learn how music therapy helped a patient with aphasia.
- Fox News, 1/31/2013
Cleveland Clinic’s Arts and Medicine Institute will host “Arts and Medicine for India,” a symposium to create awareness of the arts and medicine concept, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, during India’s biennial exhibition of contemporary art – the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012.
- Read more, 1/3/2013
Thank you for your interest in learning more about the Arts & Medicine Institute.
If you need more information about our programs, upcoming events, please contact us:
1950 Richmond Road/TR-308
Lyndhurst, OH 44124