Many of the institutions on the Medical Campus are decorated with beautiful works of art, donated by grateful patients and supportive benefactors for patients, employees, and the public to enjoy.
As we continue to improve the streetscape and infrastructure around the Medical Campus, there are more opportunities to incorporate exterior public art for neighbors, patients, visitors, employees, and the greater community to come and appreciate.
In August of 2013, we installed two large-scale murals on the MiGo, a parking garage on the corner of Michigan & Goodrich. The murals (50’ x 20’) were painted by local artists. A collaboration of artists – William Y. Cooper, James J. Cooper, III (no relation), and Jennifer Fuentes – painted the mural titled “Nexus” on the Goodrich side of the garage.
We were thrilled when the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation (BRF) approached us as a site for the first installation of its Downtown Sculptural Arts Initiative. In November 2011, a large crowd was on hand to dedicate the contemporary sculptural art installation, of the Spirit of Life Tree on the southeast corner of High and Ellicott Street on the Medical Campus, by talented artist Valeria Cray-Dihaan.
More about the BRF Initiative
In an effort to contribute to the City of Buffalo’s growth as a cultural tourist destination, and inform our citizens and visitors of the rich traditions and potential of Buffalo, the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation Downtown Sculptural Art Initiative intends to place five thematic sculptural art installations throughout downtown over the next five years. These sculptures will celebrate the “Spirit of Buffalo” in both traditional and contemporary art forms.
In addition, a group of community members helped to fund a memorial sculpture for John E. Friedlander located in the lobby of the Gates Vascular Institute.