At the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, healing is more than medicine. The Healing Arts program exists to create environments that support and comfort people through the diverse art opportunities and experiences.
The Healing Arts program is composed of a growing list of elements to help reduce pain perception, anxiety, stress, loneliness and depression and to provide new insight and clarify feelings about a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
- Therapeutic art and music programs for patients
- Diverse art collection throughout the cancer center
- Rotating art exhibits
The Healing Arts program provides patients with a holistic view of medicine. It also helps alleviate stress from Nebraska Medicine and University of Nebraska Medical Center staff and students by serving as a creative outlet for them.
Docent-led tours of the collection are offered to the general public on Saturdays on a first-come first-served basis for 15 people from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Sign up here. Self-guided tours are not allowed.
Visit nebraskamed.com for more information about featured artwork:
- “Search” by Omaha artist Jun Kaneko.
- Leslie’s Healing Garden
- Chihuly Sanctuary by Dale Chihuly
- “Portraits of Life: The Art of Mary Whyte”
Questions on docent led tours? Email Colleen Heavican.
Interested in supporting Healing Arts? Email Amy Jenson.
Visit UNMC’s Cancer Center website to learn more about cancer research and education.
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