A Work of Art
Transforming the way people experience healthcare

Dr. Rowland and Muriel Haryett donated 206 pieces of art to the University Hospital Foundation.  This collection from some of western Canada’s finest visual artists will be distributed throughout the University of Alberta Hospital, the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute and the Kaye Edmonton Clinic.

How it started

Shortly after establishing his practice as an orthodontist, Dr. Rowland Haryett looked around his office and thought, “These walls are so bare!” He began visiting art galleries in Edmonton as he visited art galleries in England, where he was stationed as a young bomber pilot during World War II.

Important lesson learned

Soon, the walls of Dr. Haryett’s office were lined with the inspiring works of some of Canada’s finest artists. Then he came to a revelation.

“I used to move my paintings around my office. One day a young patient said, ‘Dr Haryett, what did you do with the painting that was over there?’ That’s when I realized, ‘These paintings are not just for me. They’re providing pleasure for my patients.’”

The role of visual art in healthcare

With research showing that art in a healthcare setting can inspire, relax and serve as an invaluable diversion from pressing health issues, Dr. Rowland and Muriel Haryett’s generous donation will serve a tremendous purpose in the healthcare environment.

“A former patient once told me she felt nourished and sustained by the idea that someone installed artwork for her to look at. That’s the kind of impact that Dr. Haryett’s gift will have,” says Michelle Casavant, Manager of the Arts in Healthcare Program at the Friends of University Hospitals, who will be installing the collection.

Benefit to the University of Alberta Hospital 

“The Haryett’s donation is exactly the type of art we seek – art that conveys a sense of comfort, warmth and inspiration.”

Staff and patients at the University of Alberta Hospital, the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute and the Kaye Edmonton Clinic. will soon realize the impact of Dr. Rowland and Muriel Haryett’s gift.

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Donor Office - University of Alberta Hospital

1H1.91 WMC, 8440 – 112 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7

Donor Office - Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute

2A9.006 MAHI, 8440 – 112 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7

Donor Office - Kaye Edmonton Clinic

1B.120 KEC, 11400 University Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z1

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