On October 7th, 2015 the permanent sculpture installation Caring by Virginio Ferrari was unveiled at the Center for Care and Discovery, University of Chicago Medicine. The sculpture honors Kay Bucksbaum and the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence. A photography exhibit highlighting the production of the work is currently on display on the bridge between the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine and Mitchell Hospital.

We would like to thank Dr. Mark Siegler for his steadfast support of the project. Ferrari produced the sculpture over the summer in collaboration with artisan Corrado Marchese and the Ponte di Ferro studio in Carrara, Italy. Caring is the sixth public sculpture by Ferrari that is on the University of Chicago’s campus.

Caring is Virginio Ferrari’s expression of the doctor­-patient relationship. At the center is the patient, enveloped within the physician’s healing care, care which is always evolving and improving through research and learning. This healing process unfolds upon the hospital’s solid foundation. 

White Statuario Carrara and Gray Bardiglietto Marble
105 x 77 x 48 in.
University of Chicago Medicine, Center for Care and Discovery, West Lobby, 5700 S. Maryland Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
Sponsored by the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence