From this research, we created an engrossing installation of posters advertising the Women’s Board Fashion Show from its inception in the 1920’s. Installed using a contemporary track and cable system that not only has an architectural feel, but is also adjustable, allowing for the addition of new posters on an annual basis..
We wanted to use Chicago artists and scenes to reflect that we are part of the fabric of the city. An artist will usually paint what they know, and by virtue of that, their art will reflect the personality of a region, making the building more accessible to its visitors. This approach aligns perfectly with the client’s commitment to diversity, making inclusiveness a priority in every way, right down to the artists’ works hanging on the walls.
Special consideration was given to the family lounge areas of each floor, where patients and visitors gather to relax together. The pediatric lounge is themed to this particular population, which includes brightly-colored children’s art and sculptures on the walls of figures climbing ropes. All the art in this section of the hospital is bright and whimsical.