View Art at June 30 Public Open House
Although the doors to the new Baylor Medical Center at McKinney will not officially open until July 6, the art inside the building awaits. Greeting visitors in the main lobby is a twin steel sculpture, “Nurturing Dancers,” standing 13-feet and 9-feet tall respectively. These joyful figures are the work of North Texas artist Jerry Daniels, whose work has been exhibited in the U.S. and Europe.
On June 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. area residents are invited to Baylor McKinney for free, behind-scenes tours of the new facility.
The public spaces consist primarily of contemporary abstracts and abstract landscapes, while the patient and clinical spaces have nature-inspired genre with nature photography or nature landscape prints. And, while beautiful, there is a practical purpose for the art to help patients and guests recognize various locations within the building. Each floor has a different nature theme near the elevators to help visitors intuitively recognize the different floors.
One unique space within Baylor McKinney showcases the history of the city along with 16 photos of current well-known McKinney landmarks. Four historical photos from McKinney in the 1900s form the basis of the 20-photo gallery lining the hallway from surgical guest lounge to surgery. These images have been printed on aluminum and mounted on wood boxes, creating an unique setting for the surgical waiting area.
About Baylor Medical Center at McKinney
Located at the northwest corner of Highway 380 and Lake Forest Drive, Baylor McKinney will feature a 95-bed, full-service hospital and surrounding medical office campus. Hospital services will include heart and vascular, cancer, imaging, obstetrics and gynecology, level III NICU with private suites, digestive diseases, orthopedics, general surgery, neurology, internal medicine, emergency care, and outpatient services.
For a virtual tour and more information about Baylor McKinney, visit www.BaylorHealth.com/McKinney