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Exhibits of Patient Created Artwork

Art for Recovery has over l000 pieces of catalogued art work and a collection of over 500 framed works of art created at the bedside by people coping with cancer and AIDS.

These works of art are displayed on the units in which they are created and in curated exhibitions in the Bay Area Community.

Patient-created artworks from the Art for Recovery collection are currently being exhibited at the UCSF Medical Center/11th floor Long Hospital, at 505 Parnassus Avenue in San Francisco and throughout the UCSF Mount Zion Campus. Additionally, the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center's outpatient infusion center at 1600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, features artwork by patients.


Quilts created through the Art for Recovery Breast Cancer Quilts Project are also on display at the Cancer Center's outpatient facility, 1600 Divisadero Street, both at the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center and in the outpatient infusion center.

Please call 415.885-7221 to find out where the Breast Cancer Quilts and other artworks are currently on display.


Over 500 canvases created by patients, visitors and staff are displayed in a permanent installation in the Sutter Street corridor. Additional canvas installations will be displayed on the 3rd floor of the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center and in the Positive Health Practice on the Parnassus Campus.


Eight murals have been designed and painted by the Art for Recovery staff and artist/patients. Four ceiling murals are in the ultrasound suites in the UCSF Center for Excellence in Women's Health, two ceiling murals are located in the Mount Zion Radiology Department, and two wall murals are located in Mount Zion as well.