Art and Healing at Mayo Clinic

by Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D., M.S.

Art and Healing at Mayo Clinic

by Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D., M.S.


Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D., M.S., Johanna Rian, Ph.D., Matthew D. Dacy, M.A.

  • Mayo Clinic has recognized that the creative spirit and creative values aligning art and medicine are essential to the well-being of all people.
  • View Mayo Clinic’s sculpture collect that hosts exemplary works by American, British, Israeli, Japanese and French artists of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
  • Art & Healing at Mayo Clinic has been received as an informative and inspiring work for patients, employees and friends of Mayo Clinic.



Proceeds are invested into furthering medical research and education at Mayo Clinic.


Art & Healing at Mayo Clinic presents exceptional photography, narrative and design; its content is of significance to everyone from the curious to the connoisseur. Organized by media, the collection stands on its own and comes alive in the editorial content that explains how art and medicine unite to provide healing in the full sense of the term. The message from Stephen Lash, chairman emeritus of Christie’s and a loyal Mayo Clinic patient, affirms the creative excellence and humanistic value of the art program at Mayo Clinic.

At Mayo Clinic – recognized as the number one hospital in the United States and internationally – art plays a key role in the healing process. For more than a century, art has graced the buildings of Mayo Clinic, not as a decoration or executive suite indulgence, but as an accessible and inclusive collection of the highest order, which lifts the spirit of patients, visitors and employees. This beautiful volume takes you inside the distinctive Mayo Clinic philosophy of “the environment of healing” and presents a thoughtfully curated collection, representing diverse artists and cultures, of iconic pieces in the Mayo Clinic Art Collection.

Softcover • 11.875 x 11.875 Inches • 204 Pages • Mayo Clinic Press • 2021 • ISBN 9781893005662

About the Author

About the author

Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D., M.S.

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