BUMC students, faculty and staff gathered in Bakst Auditorium to welcome BU College of Fine Arts (CFA) Dean Harvey Young to the Medical Campus and to celebrate five years of “Arts Lab,” a collaboration between the CFA, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at the School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center.
The event featured brief performances of projects that connect students, faculty, staff and patients through the arts. Dean Young reiterated his commitment to the program and emphasized the importance of the arts to connect individuals and foster intellectual and spiritual fulfillment.
The event was coordinated by Moises Fernandez Via, Director of Arts Lab, and Rafael Ortega MD, Associate Dean, who also participated in the performances. Patients also performed and expressed their gratitude for the care they have received from our staff and for the opportunity to express their artistic talents on our campus. The BUMC Band closed the event with an all-inclusive jam.