Since 1991 the Board Room corridor on the sixth floor of the Scott Building has been transformed into the Jefferson Gallery - a special place giving Jefferson employees an opportunity to display their visual talents in art and photography.
The idea may have been "ahead of its time" for an academic medical center when conceived by Robert A. Peterson, Vice President for Development. Now, a recent article in Modern HealthCare magazine points out how more hospitals are using displays of art work to enhance a patient-friendly atmosphere, with some physician staffs believing exposure to art helps the healing process.
While the Jefferson Gallery is not located in a direct patient care setting, physicians and other healthcare professionals account for many of the artists exhibiting since 1991. See the accompanying list for a complete roster of 1991-1997 exhibitors.
All members of the Jefferson community are welcome to exhibit in the gallery. Pictures must be suitably framed for hanging and will remain on view for about three months.
Interested faculty, students, employees, alumni or their immediate family members should contact Julie S. Berkowitz, University Art Historian, 619 Scott, extension 3-5368 or email Julie.Berkowitz@mail.tju.edu. She is completing a book on the extensive permanent art collection at Jefferson.