Your medical journey is filled with challenge and excitement. We are here to harness the power of the arts for you to explore the wonders of creativity. Our arts-based engagements can entertain, nourish, inspire, and discover.
V-TAME: The Visual and Tactile Arts in Medical Education (V-TAME) is a series of participatory arts workshops for our medical students. Professional teaching artists lead 2-hour art workshops designed for pleasure, reflection and community building. Sponsored by the Doctors Kienle Center.
September 24, 2020 • 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Hand Drawing with Ophelia Chambliss
October 29, 2020 • 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Meditative Quilt Drawing with Amber Coppings
Additional dates to be determined
Research: Interested in collaborating on studies exploring how the arts impact health and well-being? Contact Claire de Boer
Art Kits: Relax and create with a kit created by Center Stage. We encourage you to use this as a wellness activity with your team or individually. Self-contained kits take approximately an hour to complete. Contact email@example.com to find out how pick up kits.
Self-Guided Art Tour: Our Public Art Committee chooses commissioned art work designed to enhance the environment of clinical and public areas. We are proud of the work that inspires our whole community and establishes a tangible connection between humanities and medicine. Take a break today and enjoy our Self-guided Art Walking Tour, click here for more details.
The Practice of Art: Guided tours of the Susquehanna Art Museum open to ALL Penn State Hershey Medical Center faculty, staff, and students plus-one. Provided by The Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine.
Calling All Artists: Penn State Health and College of Medicine patients, employees and students have the opportunity to showcase their original artistic creations in the Community Art Gallery outside of Room T2500.
Arts Repository: Curated list of arts engagements to enjoy from work or home
Live Music in Lobbies: Professional musicians of a variety of genres and instruments play cheerful and reflective music in numerous clinical and family areas. Accomplished, professional pianists play soothing and uplifting melodies on the pianos in our main entrance lobby and surgical wait area.
Lunch With Center Stage: Summer lunchtime concert series in our outdoor courtyard, featuring local professional ensembles including jazz, classical, soft rock music and more. Check back in May for our 2021 performance schedule!
In the Key of D Concert Series: A free concert and community dinner series for healthcare providers, medical students, faculty and staff, plus one. These performances by local and national professional musicians are sponsored by The Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine and feature the Steinway D concert grand piano in Lecture Room D.
Wild Onions Publication: Wild Onions is an annual publication funded by the Department of Humanities, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. It is a journal of poetry, prose, and visual art, created by members of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Community.
Arts 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.