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Healing Spaces

Permanent Art Collection

The Edward Miller and Monina von Opel Art Collection at Martha's Vineyard Hospital was born from the belief that art, in all its many forms, not only helps create a warm, welcoming, and stimulating environment, but is an important part of the healing process.

Healing Spaces

Permanent Art Collection

The Edward Miller and Monina von Opel Art Collection at Martha's Vineyard Hospital

Edward Miller and Monina von Opel had the vision to bring artists, including scores of Island artists, and art collectors together to create this exemplary art collection. Their curatorship has brought respite, reflection and the transformative impact of art to patients at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital as well as the greater Island community.

And so began the quest to build a permanent collection of work by Island artists to share with our patients, visitors, and staff. To our delight, we discovered that the wealth of talented artists who call the Island home or their home away from home, is even richer than we realized. Our collection now has close to 800 works of art. Moreover, in the continuing spirit that built our hospital, every piece in the collection has been donated.

We are most grateful for the generosity and community support that has brought together this extraordinary collection.

Financial Support

The following list of donors have generously contributed to the Permanent Art Collection:

Bonnie Akins

Nancy and Joel Aronie

Joanne and Tom Ashe

Cheryl and Max Batzer

Jennifer Sloan and Jim Belushi

Bonnie and Merle Berger

Amy and Michael Chapman

Chilmark Foundation, Inc.

Chip Coblyn

Iya Labunka and Wes Craven

Mary Steenbergen and Ted Danson

Marc de Croisset

Carolyn Cohen and Alan Dershowitz

Lisa and Gary Foster

Jennifer and Scott Frank

Judi and John Hannan

Cris and Ben Heineman

Kauff McClain & McGuire, LLP

Monina von Opel and Edward Miller

Dee and Larry Mollin

Gayle and Bob Mone

Liz and Frank Newman

Kathy and Jim Newman

Marianna Nitchie

Jill and Alan Rappaport

Diane and Joel Shukovsky

Karen Pontremoli and Brian Skidmore

Shelley and Nicholas Stevens

Gerri and Ken Sweder

Claudia Weill and Walter Teller

Francoise and Jay Theise

Susan Trees

Craig Wiggins

Elizabeth and Adam Zoia

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