About Art for Recovery
Classes and drop-in art studio have been moved online temporarily.
Come join us on one of our social channels!:
How to reach us
Open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm
At Mount Zion
UCSF Box 1712
1600 Divisadero St., Room 128-B
At Mission Bay
1855 Fourth St., Room A-5477
For general inquiries:
For Jena Leake, Director:
About Art for Recovery
We invite you to explore the creative spirit of Art for Recovery participants and programs.
The Ernest H.Rosenbaum MD Art for Recovery program provides a safe environment where adults can express the intense feelings that arise in life-threatening illnesses.
It nurtures the aesthetic sensibilities of patients, visitors, and medical staff at the various campuses of UCSF Medical Center and in the community, and creates a safe haven for patients and staff to be heard, to express their feelings and find support. It nurtures the aesthetic sensibilities of patients, visitors, and medical staff at the various campuses of UCSF Medical Center and in the community, and creates a safe haven for patients and staff to be heard, to express their feelings and find support.
Books and Resources
View and order our original books and resources!
Videos about Art for Recovery
Art Therapy Program Helps People with Life-Threatening Illnesses Heal
For 30 years, the "Art for Recovery" program at UCSF has helped patients with life-threatening illnesses express themselves through art in a supportive environment. The program began with HIV patients in 1988 and now works almost exclusively with people with cancer.
Cindy Perlis: Making Art for Recovery Magic
Fishbon Video News: Art for Recovery
Cindy Perlis, director of the Art for Recovery program, discusses the healing power of art in this episode of Fishbon Library video news.
A safe haven to meditate, pray, and find peace at Mount Zion. The new Mission Bay Hospitals have a meditation space as well.
Ultrasound Suites Ceiling Murals
The beauty of mural art for patients undergoing treatment.
Open Art Studio
Where anyone dealing with cancer can express their innermost feelings.
Art for Recovery Program
A documentary about the pioneering Art for Recovery program at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center in San Francisco, California.