These Exhibits are Currently on Display

  • Noteworthy American Women
    Portraiture and mixed media artwork by Suzanne Whitaker and Lainey Prather
    On display from March1, 2022 – present, located on the first floor of the Health Science Education Building (HSEB)
    • The exhibit tells the stories of bold and outstanding women from the start of our American History — who through their passion helped better the lives of others in their communities and whose stories touch us personally and deeply.
  • Downtown Phoenix
    A joint exhibition of the work of three photographers — Olga Tsoudis, Stephanos Antoniades and Jon Linton
    On display from June 1, 2021 – present, located on the second floor of the HSEB
    • The capital of Arizona, the city of Phoenix, serves as the hub of politics, justice and government for the state while also being a major center of employment with many companies housed in a variety of skyscrapers. Tsoudis and Antoniades were attracted to photographing these downtown images to share their excitement as downtown residents. The architecture and public space of downtown signify not only the growth of the city, but also the creative and thoughtful decision making. Linton uses his lens to document the plight of the homeless, endeavoring to create greater understanding and compassion for the nearly 3.5 million Americans who call the street home. This exhibit showcases the public spaces in Phoenix, as well as who uses these spaces (or doesn’t). It also give us an opportunity to talk about emotions, thoughts and behaviors, as well as the impact of the pandemic on them in public spaces.
  • Humans of Tempe
    On loan from the Tempe History Museum
    On display from May 21, 2021 – present, located on the third floor of the HSEB
    • Loosely based on the Humans of New York idea, four photographers, working with the Tempe History Museum, gathered short interviews and informal portraits of random folks on the streets of Tempe. Each photo and caption provide a small glimpse into the psyche, problems, adventures, worries and dreams of some of the people inhabiting our cities. These portraits and stories remind us that we are all human — our problems may not be that bad, that we are not alone, and that others may share the same joy and pain as we do.
  • Apparitions: Postcards from Eye See You
    Photographs on Canvas by J. Fredric May
    On display from March 6, 2019 – present, located on the sixth floor of the HSEB
    • A highly-regarded photojournalist and filmmaker, J. Fredric May suffered a stroke during open heart surgery in 2012 that left him legally blind and subject to extraordinary visual hallucinations.  May’s digitally manipulated photo-based works on view here explore his liminal regions of vision where light and dark merge in hallucinatory revelations. For May, these works are both explorations of vision and therapeutic interventions that contribute to his own recovery and inspire others. This exhibit is co-sponsored by the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

  • Gratitude
    Narrative stories, poems, and artwork created by first year medical and health professional students
    On display from September 10, 2018 – present, located on the sixth floor of HSEB (tours by appointment only)
    • This exhibit features student work created in appreciation for the opportunity to work with human donors during their Clinical Anatomy course. The work created for this exhibit offered students the opportunity to reflect on their experiences from the lessons of anatomy, and to honor the donors whose choices allowed the students to have those experiences.
  • Dreams in Treehouses
    Paintings by Sarah Spencer
    On display from July 15, 2019 – present, located on the third and fourth floors of the Arizona Biomedical Collaborative – 1 (ABRC1)
    • Sarah Spencer is the creative director and graphic recorder of 26 Letters Graphic Recording Studio based in Phoenix. This collection of paintings represents the dreams of children looking at the world from above. We are all dreamers, and it is important to remember that we haven't lost our childhood visions; we have merely dug and climbed into the hole of work and life tasks. To escape the mundane, we can become creative and look at our world from a different point of view by climbing up to the treehouses of our imagination, where we can once again dream of what's possible.
    • Tours are available by appointment.
  • The Psychological Logic of Collage
    Hand-cut collage on paper and acrylic paintings by Raphaele Cohen-Bacry
    On display from October 20, 2021 – present, located on the fifth floor of HSEB.
    • This exhibit is a collection of hand-cut collages on paper alongside "make-believe collage" large paintings on canvas by pharmacist and artist Raphael Cohen-Bacry. Her artwork strives to put the viewer in an unknown and surprising context — to be intriguing and go against the illusion of comfort and safe familiarity in order to stimulate the mind.