The idea of a Permanent Art Collection at Martha's Vineyard Hospital was born in 2009 as we neared completion of our new building. We are of the belief that art, in all its many forms, not only helps create a warm, welcoming, and stimulating environment, but is an important part of the healing process. In addition, as proud as we were of having a modern, state-of-the-art hospital, we were also determined to make it unique to the Vineyard.
And so began our quest to build a permanent collection of work by Island artists to share with our patients, visitors, and staff. To our delight, we discovered that the wealth of talented artists who call the Island home or their home away from home, is even richer than we realized. Our collection now has over 500 works of art. Moreover, in the continuing spirit that built our hospital, every piece in the collection has been donated.
We are most grateful for the generosity and community support that has brought together this extraordinary collection. It is our hope that it will continue to grow for many years to come.