10. Healing in Community at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler

Healing in Community mural
Photo by Rachel Fawn Alban

NYC Health + Hospital’s art collection has grown by one more mural this month with the unveiling of Rachel Fawn Alban’s Healing in Community photo mural inside NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler on Roosevelt Island. The mural came together over a series of photography workshops with community members, staff, and patients and visits Alban made to the facility. The final piece, which contains portraits of 34 members of the Coler community, is a tribute to each subject’s contributions to that community. A total of nine new murals have been created this year as part of NYCHH’s Community Mural Project. The original 26 murals that were part of the project can be seen in a new book, Healing Walls: New York City Health + Hospitals Community Mural Project 2019-2021.