An Endless Sea, Judy Wang (Hippocrene 2008)


The Arts Commission is most active through its programs, which provide a resource for students, faculty, and staff to experience and express their artistic talents and visions. We hold a Coffee House concert series for students to display their musical and performance skills as well as a yearly ArtShow for students, faculty, and staff to showcase and present their visual art. The Arts Commission also works with many groups and organizations on Washington University medical campus to support artistic enrichment through efforts including the Hippocrene literary magazine, Winter Music Festival, and performances and art displays throughout the medical school.

Arts & Healthcare

Arts & Healthcare is a BJC program that strives to combine art and healing together to improve life and healthcare for patients at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Arts & Healthcare is supported through the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital and curates artwork found throughout Barnes-Jewish Hospital, provides art therapy/workshops for patients and staff, organizes the Sundays at Siteman concert series, and many other activities around the medical campus. The Arts Commission works with Arts & Healthcare to organize Sundays at Siteman as well as many of the art workshops/classes.


The WUSM Art Show has become an annual tradition since it was first held in 2006. Taking place in January, the show provides students, faculty, and staff of the school of medicine with an opportunity to display their works of art, and allows the community to enjoy the diverse artistic talents of the medical school. Over the years, hundreds of paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures have been showcased. We begin accepting submissions to the Art Show (any 2D or 3D media is acceptable) starting in November or December of each year. If you have any questions, please email Lu Yang at

Photo credits: Robert Boston and JR Johnson

Coffeehouse Concert Series

The Coffeehouse Concert Series is an hour and a half event put on three times a year. Held on the second floor of the FLTC, Coffeehouse features a smorgasboard of talent. The show is open to anybody who wants to perform with numerous acts including soloists, chamber music groups, poetry reading, and a few regulars like the Histones, WUSM's co-ed a capella group. Coffeehouse is a great way to support all the hard work of friends and classmates while enjoying some good refreshments and great performances. Coffeehouse is the perfect fall, pre-holiday, and spring study break. Please sign up if you're interested by contacting us.

Photo credits: Jenna Kim

Brahms Piano Quartet No 2 Op 26 in A Major Mvt. I
"Stand By Me" (Histones Cover)
Holiday Jazz Mashup
Montana Skies - House of the Rising Sun and LCP (sKIMizzi Cover)
"True Blues" by Jordan Atkins

FLTC Arts Committee

The FLTC Arts Committee selects the artwork that is showcased and purchased throughout the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center--including the cafe, displays and walls around the second floor Hearth, and the various student classroom and work areas in the FLTC. Displays include artwork of various media ranging from photography, painting, and sculpture to name a few. The FLTC Arts Committee works with artists in the medical community, the greater St. Louis community, and at regional and national levels for speaking events and for art exhibits. The Arts Commission assists in the selection, review, and purchasing processes.


Published once a year in the spring, Hippocrene is Washington University School of Medicine's (WUSM) literary and visual arts magazine. Featuring essays, poems, sketches, digital photography and many other works by students, faculty and staff affiliated with WashU SOM, the magazine is edited by a team of first and second year medical students. Each issue is printed in full color and is distributed in April. The magazine offers an exciting opportunity for members of the WUSM community to showcase their wide range of talents.

Winter Concert

The Winter Concert is an annual medical campus-wide concert held in January in the lobby of the Barnes Jewish Hospital Center for Advanced Medicine, showcasing the musical talents of students, faculty, and staff of Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Childrenís Hospital, and the Goldfarb School of Nursing. Soloists and ensembles, including vocalists and instrumentalists, of all musical genres are welcome to sign-up and perform a piece. The Winter Concert is a rare chance to collaborate with a variety of colleagues and to perform music for a large and diverse audience of colleagues, patients, visitors, and people from all over the St. Louis area. The 2013 Winter Concert drew an audience of more than 300 people. The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments are available prior to and during the concert. The event is sponsored by the Department of Pathology and Immunology and organized jointly by the Arts Commission, the Department of Pathology and Immunology, and the Barnes-Jewish Hospitalís Arts & Healthcare Program.

If you are interested in performing, please contact Nabeel Yaseen at

Photo credits: Ray Marklin, Washington University Outlook Magazine

Winter Concert 2012
Winter Concert 2013
Summer Concert 2013