November 17, 2022

Art Among the Prechter Program: Michigan Medicine Employee Art Exhibition

Prechter Program Research Fellow Hanjoo Kim, Ph.D., receives honorable mention for his piece, Freedom, in the Michigan Medicine Employee Art Exhibition.

A drawing of clouds and a bird
Freedom by Hanjoo Kim 

Gifts of Art, a comprehensive arts in medicine program, brings the world of art and music to Michigan Medicine. Each year, the program presents the Employee Art Exhibition inviting Michigan Medicine staff, faculty, learners, volunteers, and family members to submit artwork to be showcased to the healthcare community. 

This year, dozens of faculty, staff, learners and family members submitted their pieces of art for the exhibition including Hanjoo Kim, Ph.D., a Prechter Program Research Fellow.

Kim explained why he submitted work to the exhibition: 


Having a mental health problem or being in a medical condition is like walking in a fog. I drew this for patients at Michigan Medicine, hoping they would be free from the stress and fear of uncertainty and get back to their lives again.

Freedom received an honorable mention in the category of drawing and pastel. This year’s exhibition is on display through December 2nd, 2022 in the Gifts of Art Gallery on the first floor of Taubman Health Center’s South Lobby. The pieces can also be seen in this online gallery.