The Yawkey Center for Cancer Care recently underwent an art makeover in its hallways and patient areas. While the change has definitely enhanced the look of the center, the purpose of the artwork goes beyond aesthetic appeal. “We are dedicated to promoting patient healing and believe that art can enhance that process, and in general, create a more pleasant experience for patients, family members and staff,” says Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD, president and CEO of Dana-Farber.
See how the change in scenery is making a difference:
A Street Frames was honored to be a part of this great project by framing many of the 500 pieces of art that fill the Center. Both local and international artists contributed to the project. Elaine Tinetti, Art Coordinator for Friends of Dana-Farber, says, “Beautiful handcrafted custom frames and pedestals by A Street Frames greatly enhanced the collection. Their service is always professional, their attention to detail second to none.”
An added element to the presentation of the art is an audio tour which enables patients and visitors alike to peruse the hallways with handheld devices that provide additional information. Maps are also provided at the Center for easy navigation of the collection.
See how the tour works: