Los Angeles Magazine
Inside Cedars-Sinai’s Art Collection
Some hospitals boast an army of specialists in every field, but few can say they have an art curator on staff. Fewer still are home to a blue-chip art collection. Cedars-Sinai is a prominent exception. John T. Lange, who studied sculpture and had been a gallery assistant and graphic designer, was hired in 2003 to oversee thousands of priceless Pop Art, epic sculpture, and contemporary video installations that fill every patient room, waiting room, and exam room at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Beverly Grove. For more than 50 years, the institution has collected works by the likes of Picasso, Miró, and Warhol, and it has more than 4,000 pieces on display to provide both a pleasant distraction and a healing environment. Read more.