Standing Exhibits

First Floor
Second Floor
Third Floor


First Floor

Chapel - A Thousand Paper Cranes


This sculpture was created in 1987 and donated in 1991 by Eloise and Gus Garcia, M.D.  The symbolism of Paper Cranes calls on Japanese tradition, which relates that the folding of one thousand origami paper cranes will help to make a wish come true. The creator of this piece goes by one name - "Chapel"

Read more about the artist Chapel and his work

Located on the Third Floor near the South alcove

Jim Childress - Columbine

columbine inlay

Jim Childress is the design architect from Centerbrook partners in Centerbrook, Connecticut. The design of the library as well as the Columbine motif used for the lights and the ceiling treatment in the Tower Room are attributed to Childress.

Located on the First Floor on the Access Services desk

Rae Douglass - Humanescence


Douglass' sculpture features hundreds of thin stainless steel tapes suspended from floor to ceiling and set in a lighted mounting. Imprinted on the individual strands of tape are sectional images from the Visible Human's male subject such that, when viewed in composite, the entire body is revealed, suspended in mid-air.

Learn more about Rae Douglass and his work

Youtube video of the sculpture construction
Production: Chad Oelke and Ian Nitta

Located on the First Floor near the Access Services desk

Debra Currier-Miller - Skull

prismacolor pencil on mylar

Located on the First Floor in the Amesse Collection

Jamie Stefanich - The Foot and The Hand


Located on the First Floor in the Amesse Collection

Dr. William Reiquam - Constructure

digital image

Constructure #1- Ron Landucci, Infinite Editions, Inc., color pigment print on canvas

Located on the First Floor near the West wall

Josue R. Silva - Freedom 


Students and Teachers Art Exhibit with the Aurora Public Schools K-12

Located on the First Floor near the West wall

Charts: Upper and Lower Extremity Muscle and Innervation 


The muscle diagrams are for the most part redrawn from Textbook of Anatomy, edited by Frederic Henry Gerrish, and published by Lea Brothers in 1902.  The innervation charts were compiled from the standard textbooks of anatomy.  These charts and diagrams are found to be particularly useful for kinesiology classes and for physical therapy technicians.

Located on the First Floor at the North end of the library

Models - Skeletal




Other models are available for checkout at the Service Desk

Models are located in the First Floor alcove near the South elevator




Second Floor

Denison Stained Glass Window

Denison stained glass

The stained glass window, with the Denison family coat-of-arms, was donated to Denison Memorial Library in 1949.  It was originally located at a former residence of Charles Denison, M.D. on 1625 Logan Street in Denver.

Located on the Second Floor past the South elevator

Marjorie Phillips - Night Baseball

baseball night

Marjorie Phillips was the wife of Duncan Phillips, of The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. Marjorie was both an artist and a partner to her husband in the development of The Phillips Collection.  Her works were exhibited both at the Phillips and in other galleries.  She was most identified with her painting Night Baseball, which depicts Joe DiMaggio at bat against the Washington Senators in 1951.  Accustomed to day games, she later wrote she was "thrilled" by the changing colors of the night sky.  Night Baseball became something of an icon in the city after the Senators left in 1971.  "They can take away the team," wrote the Washington Post in 1985, "but they haven't been able to take away the painting." 

The print, Night Baseball, was purchased and donated by Jerry Perry, former Health Sciences Library Director.

Learn more about Marjorie Phillips and The Phillips Collection

Located in the Second Floor alcove near the South elevator



Third Floor

Edgar Britton - Doves and Stained Glass

Stained glass panel

Formally known as Doves, the wall hanging was crafted by Edgar Britton and has the artist’s signature “EB” at the base’s lower right. The framed stained glass panel is 8.25 feet by 2 feet and is a colorful, angular and abstract design of birds walking.  The stained glass panel bears the artist’s signature “EB.”

Located on the Third Floor next to the Tower Room


Edgar Britton

A Nebraska native, born in Kearney in 1901, Edgar Britton became one of the most prominent, prolific, and important artists of Colorado where he died in Denver in 1982.  When diagnosed with tuberculosis in 1941, and on the advice of his physician, Mr. Britton relocated his well-established and successful art career from the Midwest to the foothills of Colorado.

John Fielder - Tenmile Range Clouds

Tenmile Range

John Fielder's work was exhibited in the Library Gallery during Spring and Summer of 2008.  Fielder is renowned for his awe-inspiring photographs of Colorado landscapes.  This particular image was taken at Tenmile Range near Breckenridge, Colorado, and was purchased by Jerry Perry, the former Health Sciences Library Director, and donated to the Library.

See more of John Fielder’s work

Located in the Third Floor alcove near the South elevator

Debra K. Currier-Miller - Wisneski Collage, 2010


Dr. Leonard Wisneski’s donation earlier this year of over 1,000 books nearly doubles the scope and breadth of materials held by the Library in the fields of Indigenous and Integrative medicine.  This donation is significant especially for scholars interested in investigating and researching integrative and culturally-based health practices.  The Library’s original collection in these areas was established under the leadership and with the generous support of major donor Mr. Henry Strauss.  In recognition of Len’s gift, the collection established by Henry has been re-named the Strauss-Wisneski Indigenous and Integrative Medicine Collection.  We are thankful to both men for their vision, generosity and leadership!

Located outside the Special Collections Room on the Third Floor

Dr. William Reiquam - Totem - Red, Yellow, Blue in Black


Ginny Shipman, digital collaborator, 2007

Totem: An object, often an animal, a plant or a special object, serving as an emblem of a clan or family.  A totem may be a reminder of ancestry, becoming an embodiment of a spirit and taking on a life of its own.

Located on the North end of the Third Floor near the Library Gallery

Dr. William Reiquam - Totem
digital image

Ginny Shipman, digital collaborator, 2007

Totem: An object, often an animal, a plant or a special object, serving as an emblem of a clan or family.  A totem may be a reminder of ancestry, becoming an embodiment of a spirit and taking on a life of its own.

Located on the North end of the Third Floor near the Library Gallery

Sue Simon - Lifelines

oil painting on canvas
The large dyptic titled Lifelines is acrylic on canvas with several layers of acrylic gloss varnish.
oil painting on canvas






Read more about Sue Simon


Located on the Third Floor near the Tower Room

Sue Simon - Microscopic Universe


The set of five acrylic prints entitled Microscopic Universe are monotypes. A monotype is a kind of print with an edition of one. Acrylic paint was applied to a piece of glass and a damp sheet of print paper was carefully laid on top of the glass. The back of the paper was rubbed to pick-up the paint on the glass. When the paper is peeled off the glass the result is a monotype. In the case of the Microscopic Universe monotypes, Simon used other pieces of monotype as collage and added scientific drawings in ink. All of the works were commissioned by the University of Colorado Denver at Anschutz Medical Campus.

Located on the Third Floor near the West wall    

Tower Room - A Collection of Art



ARTISTS: Carl Bartecchi, MD, Jim Aubrey, Robert Lasher, MD, Janet Lee (Regis Library), Carl Elwood Meredith

The Tower room on the third floor has a wonderful collection of photography donated by former Health Sciences Library Director, Jerry Perry, Carl Bartecchi, MD, and Janet Lee of Regis Library.

Located on the Third Floor in the Tower Room

Grant Wood - Family Doctor


Printed in 1940, the lithograph is part of an edition of 300, and was the cover art for the September 2, 1998 issue of JAMA. Family Doctor is a gift of Gus Garcia, M.D.

Read more about Grant Wood

Located in the Reading Room at the North end of the Third Floor