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Ann Marie T. Sullivan, M.D., Commissioner
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Art on 8

"Art on 8" is a rotating exhibit of art created by individuals who are in care at our state run clinics and inpatient facilities. The idea of such a show originated with Michael Hogan, former OMH Commissioner, who decided that it was time to replace photos from our state hospitals in the 8th floor hallway with art. Although the old photographs were of historical interest, they did not represent the values and spirit of hope and recovery that is a part of our mission. Artistic expression has long been recognized for its role in dealing with inner emotions, reconciling conflict, and promoting healing and renewal. It is also thought to enhance inner peace by exploring feelings, perceptions and imagination. By providing opportunities that stimulate positive feelings we hope to instill a sense of empowerment, deepening self–awareness and personal growth. Artistic creativity is a vehicle for sharing the truths that reside in each of us. Creative expression enhances mental and emotional well-being while building self-esteem. Sharing art in a group also helps create a positive social experience.

Currently Showing

currentThe Rockland Living Museum is an open art studio at Rockland Psychiatric Center based on the Living Museum at Creedmoor.

See the rest of the exhibit

The shows on the 8th floor change approximately every 4 months. Many of the pieces are available for purchase, at the artist’s discretion. Showcasing the skills and talents of our individuals in care focuses on strengths. The art work has been a source of enjoyment for both visitors and staff at 44 Holland Avenue. If you would like additional information about the show or any of the art work, please contact the Bureau of Adult and Children’s Services at (518) 474–0121.

Previous Exhibits

Please select the artist from any region to view his/her pieces of art work.

New York City

Bronx Psychiatric Center

The Promotion of Healing

Manhattan Psychiatric Center

Art Works 2

South Beach Psychiatric Center

Art at South Beach

Hudson River

Hudson River Psychiatric Center

Abstracting Friday  (Read more about this exhibit PDF Document (19kb)).

Rockland Psychiatric Center

Rockland Living Museum

Central New York

Greater Binghamton Health Center

Live Your Life Well

Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center

America Freedom Show

St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center

Mid-Late Summer 2011

Long Island

Pilgrim Psychiatric Center

Endless Possibilities in Creativity (E.P.I.C.) Arts Programs

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