The Art of Medicine and Creativity
The Department of Humanities strives to create an environment that integrates the healing power of art, music and creativity at Penn State Health by hosting arts-based programs through Center Stage.
Explore our current offerings here.
Art therapy is for patients and families to support and improve psychological, developmental, physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual well-being.
Musical Greetings Programs:
Art for Wellness Workshops: Professional teaching artists lead art workshops for patients at home using common household items, and maintaining accessibility for all abilities – offered via Zoom, by request.
On-the-go art kits for onsite employees and patients.
Signs of Encouragement: Center Stage commissioned artists to create images that exude messages of hope, encouragement and gratitude that we display on signs outside at all four driveway entrances to our medical center to show gratitude and support for our front line workers as they arrive on campus for work and as they leave at the end of a shift. This is an especially tense time for our nurses, physicians, therapists, cleaners, food services folks and all the other employees keeping our hospital running. And yet they arrive at work every day with courage and smiles, ready for what is coming.
Digital Greetings: Center Stage Arts in Health created Lion’s Eye slides using our art by regional artists paired with uplifting quotes and messages of gratitude for our health care community. They are part of the constant cycle adding an element of artful beauty.
Time Lapse Visual Art Videos: with Music by The Jayplayers and artwork by Betsy Fallat:
Arts Repository: Curated list of arts engagements to enjoy from work or home
Director of the Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine and Center Stage Arts in Health
Claire de Boer is a member of the governing board of the National Organization for Arts in Health.
The Department of Humanities and Center Stage arts in health are founding members.
Claire de Boer at: email@example.com
You can inspire future creative programs at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine by making a gift to support Center Stage. Visit engage.pennstatehealth.org and click ‘GIVE TODAY’ to make a secure contribution online, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to have a member of our Development staff contact you.