Current Exhibits & Upcoming Performances

All exhibits  and performances are free and open to the public.


37th Duke Employee Art Show

Exhibit Dates:  March 4 - May 2, 2016

An exhibit of artwork in various mediums by Duke University & Duke Health employees, their immediate family members, retirees and volunteers.

Click here for downloadable list of Gallery Locations & Artists 

Downloadable list of Winners and Honorable Mentions

Click here to see Duke Today Article, 3/10/2016

This hospital-wide exhibit is on display at:

Arts & Health Galleries, 1st floor concourse between Duke Hospital North and the Duke Medicine Pavilion

Duke Eye Center Connector Gallery, 2nd floor between the Duke Eye Center and the Albert Eye Research Institute

Mars Galleries I & II, 1st floor Duke North (parallel to Arts & Health Galleries)

and the Morrison Exhibit Space, 1st floor Duke Clinics Building, near Clinic 1D




Did you know Arts & Health programs music all throughout the hospital?

We offer music at bedside, throughout units and in waiting areas of the hospital by professional musicians (Artist in Residence) and volunteer Duke student musicians.

Click here to see a list of all the Artist in Residence, performance times and locations.

You may request a musician as well at the link below, or contact William Dawson, Performing Artist in Residence at william.dawson@duke.edu.


May Wednesdays Music Series

Free Public Concert every Wednesday in May at lunchtime (11:30am – 1:00pm) in the Trent Semans Plaza

Wednesday, May 4 -  John Westmoreland, Jazz & World Music Guitar

Wednesday, May 11 - Viswas Chitnis, Classical Indian Music

Wednesday, May 18 - Kamara Thomas, Harmony Vocals & Guitar

Wednesday, May 25 - Josh Starmer, Cello & Percussion Compositions








Arts & Health is currently accepting exhibit applications for Duke Affiliated Departmental exhibits in the Mars Galleries for 2016 

Download a copy of the guidelines and application here.

There are two deadlines for submissions:

April 30, 2016 for exhibit proposals between June 30, 2016 - January 2017.

Ongoing Journaling Workshops

Every 2nd Friday of the month at the Duke Cancer Institute, Cancer Center Conference Room, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Upcoming Workshops:

Friday, March 11

Friday, April 8

Friday, May 13

Free for patients, families and staff of Duke Hospital.

Join us to learn how journaling can help you express emotions and thoughts, reduce anxiety, promote creativity and help with overall well-being.  Journals provided and no experience necessary.




Request a Musician

Request an Art Kit

We bring the arts to your bedside, free of charge. Choose from: journals, watercolors, origami, brain teasers and more.
 You may request up to two kits per week.  
Please note: Art kits are delivered Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays.