When the New Mexico Cancer Center was initially constructed in 2001, one of the primary design goals was to surround patients and staff with beauty and light. So, the center was constructed as a living art gallery as well as a medical facility, filled with stunning, high-quality art, many created by local artists, with new exhibits every three months. We are extremely fortunate to have Regina Held, a greatly respected and very knowledgeable member of the New Mexico art community, as our gallery curator.
The art also is an integral part of the philanthropic efforts of the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation, dedicated to supporting patients coping with the non-medical costs of having cancer and other life-disrupting illnesses. In addition to financial assistance, part of our mission is to make the experience of being treated at the New Mexico Cancer Center as supportive and warm as possible.
Here at our online Gallery With A Cause you can view all of the pieces currently on display at NMCC Albuquerque, and learn a lot more about the art and the artists. Several pieces from the current exhibit are shown on the right (click any one to view all of that artist's pieces in this exhibit, including details about each piece). All of the artwork is for sale. You will be pleased to know that 40 percent of the proceeds of all art sales is a tax-deductible contribution to the NMCC Foundation, an important part of the grants given to NMCC patients to help them with their living expenses during their treatment.