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FAES Gift Shops @ NIH, located in the CRC Atrium, is happy to partner with and show our support for the NIH Clinical Center Art Program by featuring for sale hand-painted bags and accessories designed by Holly Jones, an artist currently featured in the East Gallery, March 11-May 6.
The mission of the Clinical Center’s Fine Art Program is to pair art with medicine to promote healing in an aesthetically pleasing environment for patients, caregivers and employees.
The collection has more than 2,000 pieces of art including photography, sculptures, paintings, collages, watercolors, textiles, folk art and glass. The works explore imagery from abstract to representational. The collection is made possible in part through donations from artists, patients, staff and visitors.
While most artwork remains permanent in the hospital, there are six galleries on the first floor which change every eight weeks, often exhibiting local artists. Each piece is available for purchase and 20 percent of the sales from the changing art exhibits benefit the Clinical Center Patient Emergency Fund. Since 1989, these galleries have raised over $78,000 to help patients in need.