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A Legacy in Images

The HUP Nursing Alumni Association commissioned artist Kathleen Shaver HUP’76, to create an art installation to honor the history and legacy of 125 years of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. Consisting of 27 framed oil paintings on canvas, the deep, visual imagery of the installation evokes the evolution of nursing education, research and practice at the University of Pennsylvania and its hospital in the broader social, political and historical context. Twenty-two of the paintings are artistic interpretations of original works of art, while five themed-paintings are created by Shaver herself to complete a rich tapestry of the history of nursing. The five themes of voice, inquiry, clinical judgment, engagement, and care to change the world, celebrate the dedication, leadership and impact of past, present and future nursing graduates.