Art Committee

Works of art throughout the hospital are donated and help create a more attractive and welcoming atmosphere.

Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Art Committee

Hanging artwork in the halls and lobbies of Memorial Hospital is a treasured tradition at The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering. Throughout the year, members of the Art Committee place artwork in all the public areas of the main campus of the hospital. 

Artwork hung by the Art Committee is donated by friends of The Society and MSK as well as by patients and staff members. This makes the pieces — intended to inspire a sense of well-being and hope — particularly meaningful and personal to MSK and our patients. The Committee strives to make the hospital a warmer, more attractive, and more comfortable place by bringing the beauty and serenity of art to its walls.

“For staff and visitors, we believe the art has a humanizing effect,” observed Mrs. Laurance S (Mary) Rockefeller, one of two co-chairmen who established the Art Committee in 1969. “For the patients, we hope that having something beautiful to look at brings them peace or strength or respite. That's our main concern.” That same year a patient commented, “For patients who are sick and waiting to see a doctor, the works of art are a blessing.” 

The Art Committee is grateful to all of our donors for generously contributing artwork to brighten the halls of MSK. The collection is constantly being updated, and interested donors are invited to have works from their personal collection considered for possible inclusion.

If you have artwork that you'd like the Art Committee to consider accepting as a donation, please email Include in your email your contact phone number, a picture of the artwork, the medium of the artwork, the size of the piece, as well as the estimated value for tax purposes.