The Medical Art Wall Committee is currently accepting COVID-19 pandemic submissions to be featured on the McGovern Medical School Art Wall.
The pandemic art exhibit will recognize the creative efforts of staff, faculty, students, and physicians-in-training in an unusual time. In a year that has seen challenges ranging from the pandemic to racial injustice, the new exhibit will showcase a range of talent and narratives that resonates with viewers.
“Often, times of stress and anxiety are also conducive to fostering creativity and self-exploration, which may not be easily afforded in didactic sessions, research, or administrative and clinical work,” said Rebecca Lunstroth, JD, MA, associate director for the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics. “We hope the art that is submitted reflects the diversity and resilience of our broader McGovern community.”
In response to the flooding of the Medical School Building’s basement and ground floor during Tropical Storm Allison in 2001, a Beautification Committee was appointed to enrich and enhance the learning and work environment. One result of the committee came in 2005 with the implementation of the Art Wall, an area where members of the school’s staff, faculty, students, alumni, and trainees could display original art.