Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital Debuts their Employee Artwork

“Fresh From the Orchard”; Rachel Choitz; Amateur, Third Place; Works on Paper; Employee; Pharmacy

Employees continuously stopped and chatted about the 160 pieces of artwork from participants in the first employee show at the Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital. Coordinator Lisa Mulvaney said she now has a hard time imagining what their space looked like here before the show!

Going into their very first NAP show, Lisa had the wholehearted support of hospital CEO & President Pat Magoon and Chief of Human Resources Joni Duncan, both whom spoke at the reception. As a first time coordinator Lisa was focused on making sure the exhibit looked beautiful and the reception was planned out down to the very last detail.

The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago decided to join the National Arts Program® after hearing reviews about our program from another one of our venues. The hospital had just recently opened and is a state of the art facility, specializing in long term care for children. The permanent art work in the hospital alone would put many museums to shame! They collaborated with more than 20 of Chicago’s top cultural institutions when designing the building, making it hardly feel like a hospital at all.  

Adding employee artwork to the employee floor, usually unadorned and white, was transformative. Many employees commented on the talented artists and said that they would love to participate next year.

The NAP President, Board Member and Executive Director were all honored to be in attendance for this show and to experience this incredible hospital first hand. We encourage you to visit their venue page on our website to see many other pictures and winners from this wonderful show.