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Patient Exhibitions

Each year, Art with a Heart in Healthcare produces an art exhibition featuring artwork by Wolfson Children's Hospital patients. The collection of art is first displayed in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Jacksonville and then permanently installed in Jacksonville healthcare facilities.

“I never had anything I have made in a frame or hung in an art show before. I am so happy that people will see my artwork.”

-Asima, Age 8

Daydreamers (2023)

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Opening Reception Sept 17; 2-4 pm


Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville 

333 North Laura St

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public! 

Imagining themselves in a myriad of ways, from majestic creatures to mighty warriors, this year’s Wolfson Children’s Hospital patients answered the question: Where does your mind wander when you daydream?

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What Lifts You Up (2022)

What helps you feel happy when you are having a bad day or going through a difficult time? In other words, “What lifts you up?” This is the question Art with a Heart in Healthcare presented to sixteen pediatric patients of Wolfson Children’s Hospital. In response, the participating patients painted hot air balloons containing everything that brings them joy and helps them get through difficult circumstances like hospitalization. The project spotlights patients' individuality and unique artistic styles while promoting a sense of well-being, self-confidence, and healing during their hospital experience.

*On display on 1st floor of One Call building across from Wolfson*

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Behind the Mask (2021)

Behind the Mask explores digital art as a form of expression during a time when there were more barriers in communication. Drawing inspiration from American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein's use of bold colors, dot patterns, and thought bubbles, these young patients created digitized self-portraits of themselves wearing personalized face masks. Patients were empowered to voice what they were thinking behind their masks, elevating their sense of individuality, confidence, and well-being.

*On display in Wolfson Children's Hospital*

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A Decade of Patient Art Exhibitions (2020)


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For over a decade, MOCA Jacksonville and Art with a Heart in Healthcare have collaborated on special exhibitions of artworks by pediatric patients in Northeast Florida. A Decade of Art with a Heart: Celebrating 10 Years of pARTnership, is a retrospective of select works from past exhibitions.

Click play on the video to see the full virtual opening of the show!

ANIMAL-Gamation (2019)

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The exhibition is creatively entitled “ANIMAL-Gamation” — since the AWAHIH artists partnered with patients to create unique amalgamations of different animals! Patients explored their own life stories and identities in animal form by creating collages on canvas using paint, sand, feathers, pipe cleaners, gems, and much more. This thoughtful show encouraged introspection, inviting the patients to show some of their personality traits and characteristics by creating their own mythical creatures.  The exhibition highlights the amazing qualities of sixteen remarkable patients.

*On display in Nemours Children's Health on the 2nd floor*

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