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Art Tours for Patients, Families, and Staff

  • Audio Art Tour

  • In the Yawkey Center, there are over 500 works of art, and more than 1,600 pieces in the entire Dana-Farber collection located throughout the Longwood campus and its satellite centers. In 2012, we collaborated with Acoustiguide, Inc., to produce a 27-stop audio tour, in both English and Spanish, highlighting the art and artists in the Yawkey Center collection. Enjoy our complimentary online audio art tour, or contact Elaine Tinetti to arrange a docent-led tour.

  • Go to the online art tour

    The art collection at Dana-Farber’s Yawkey Center for Cancer Care features more than 500 works by local, regional, and internationally known artists in public spaces and patient areas throughout the state-of-the-art facility.

    Each artwork was selected to help create a soothing environment and offer patients, family members, and staff moments of inspiration and reflection during stressful times. 

    To enable patients and families to learn more about the collection, Dana-Farber has introduced an Acoustiguide audio art tour available in both English and Spanish.

    The 40-minute self-guided audio tour consists of 27 stops and begins with a welcoming message from Institute President and CEO Emeritus, Dr. Edward J. Benz, Jr. and a commentary on the importance of art in health care by Malcolm Rogers, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1995-2015). It also includes interviews and commentary from artists Ralph Helmick and Cheryl Warrick, collector Frederic Sharf, and Nancy Netzer, Professor of Art History and Director, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College.

    Feel free to listen to as much or as little as you like at your own pace, in any order, and from any location.

    Docent-led tours

    Docent-led tours are available for individuals or small groups by appointment. This program complements our audio art tour by offering participants a personalized tour of works in the collection.

    Contact Art Curator Elaine Tinetti at or 617-632-4458 to plan your visit.