Art Collection and Tours at the Yawkey Center

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.

Audio Art Tour at Dana-Farber

Arts and entertainment critic Joyce Kulhawik describes the new audio art tour at Dana-Farber's Yawkey Center for Cancer Care.