Art in the Library

Lynn Siemers, RN at NYPH - shown here October 6, 2016 with Terrie Wheeler, Director of the Samuel J. Wood Library & C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center at Weill Cornell Medical College (R), and Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, Interim Dean, Weill Cornell Medical College (L) - won the Golden Harvest Award for Best in Show at the 26th Medical Complex Art Show.

The library currently has no plans for future shows.

Students, staff and faculty members of our community devote a great deal of time and energy to the academic and clinical missions of their respective institutions. But that doesn’t stop them from pursuing artistic outlets too, as the stunning display at the 26th Annual Medical Complex Art Show at The Samuel J. Wood Library makes clear. The show, which also has a virtual component, comprises paintings, photographs and sculptures submitted by members of WCM, NYP, Hospital for Special Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and The Rockefeller University.

This year’s Golden Harvest Award for Best of Show, went to Lynn Siemers, a staff nurse in the emergency room at NYP, for a painting titled “Pennsylvania Barns.” The Golden Harvest Award is named after a metal sculpture given to the library by Baron Charles Stepan, who brought art from his local artists' group into the new C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center shortly after it opened in 1990. Dr. Amos Grunebaum, Henry Murad, and Alexander Marte Reyes were 1st, 2nd, and 3rd runner-up, respectively.

Freddie Scott, an audio-visual technician at WCM, won Best of Show for the 11th Virtual Art Show with “Exposed #2782,” a beautiful black and white photo of the gnarled roots of a tree, shown below. Paul Jeng, Colin Haxaire and Marek Truchan were 1st, 2nd and 3rd runner-up, respectively. Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, interim dean of WCM, officially opened the exhibit and presented the awards at a reception held on October 6.

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