Healing Arts Event

Friends of Truman Medical Centers are invited to a Healing Arts Happy Hour celebrating the recent donation of original works by acclaimed American artist Frederick J. Brown. Enjoy wine and light hors d’oeuvres, followed by an art talk featuring the artist’s wife, Megan Bowman, as well as the opportunity to view TMC’s Frederick J. Brown collection.

Frederick J. Brown (1945-2012), New York City-based artist, had a long and prolific career producing work on religious, historical and urban themes, in addition to his portraiture. His work is represented in the collections of the Smithsonian, Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City, and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Kansas Citians will recognize Brown’s large-scale work, “The History of Art,” in the Kemper’s Cafe Sebastienne.

Earlier this year, the Frederick J. Brown Trust generously donated 11 watercolors by the acclaimed artist to TMC for the benefit of patients and their families.

The Healing Arts Collection

Truman Medical Centers’ Healing Arts Collection was established to promote healing and to uplift the spirit of all who enter TMC. The connection between art, healing and public health is well documented by numerous research studies. Today, Truman’s collection includes approximately 700 original works of art, all managed by a professional curator. TMC Healing Arts events are organized by the TMC Charitable Foundation in support of Truman’s essential mission in our community.


Reservations are not required but do help us plan for your event. RSVP by calling the Foundation at 816.404.3445 or emailing Hannah.Meador@tmcmed.org.

This event is organized by TMC Healing Arts Curator Faith Hensley, in partnership with the Frederick J. Brown Trust.

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