The mission of the Cleveland Clinic Art Program is to enrich, inspire, and enliven our patients, visitors, employees, and community and to embody the core values of the institution: collaboration, quality, integrity, compassion and commitment. The collection evidences a commitment to supporting the national and local arts communities. An emphasis on contemporary art fosters an environment of creative excellence, encourages dialogue and challenges viewers to experience diverse points of view.
As a subsidiary of Cleveland Clinic, the Keep Memory Alive Fine Art Program has been designed to support and bring awareness to the effects of cognitive disorders, the brain and its aging process. Works on view throughout the building have been generously loaned for resale purposes by the artists and collectors who are committed to supporting this fight for long-term research and development.
The Keep Memory Alive Fine Art program places a distinct emphasis on local and regional artists. Artists have been selected on individual merit as well as work that best represents the spirit of the architecture of Cleveland Clinic's Frank Gehry-designed facility. Proceeds from the sale of each artwork benefit both the artist and the Keep Memory Alive / Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. This cooperation honors Keep Memory Alive's commitment to supporting the local arts community while also supporting the Cleveland Clinic.