May 3rd 2023

Hektoen Nurses and Humanities and the International Museum of Surgical Science are delighted to announce the new exhibit: Remembrance & Renewed Hope, on view for the month of May in the Museum’s historic Library in honor of Nurses Month. The Museum’s library features a long antique green table and chairs. This exhibition will feature fourteen place settings for a Nurse’s dinner table display. Nine of the settings feature past nursing leaders (Remembrance) and five are current nursing leaders (Renewed Hope). The displays are created by a group of nurses who are also practicing artists. Discover each artist’s interpretation of these important nurse figures.

Featured nurses will include:

Florence Nightingale (D)
Mary Seacole (D)
Clara Barton (D)
Ildaura Murillo-Rohde (D)
The 1964 student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital Nursing school (D)
Luther Christman (D)
Anne Zimmerman (D) Executive Director of the Illinois Nurses Association (INA)
Sharon Cahill, BSN, RN (D)
Krystal Hanrahan, MSN, RN (D)
Janice Phillips, PhD, CENP, FAAN (A) Director of Nursing Research & Health Equity at Rush University Medical Center
Mary McDermott, BSN, MSN, EdD, FAAN (A)
Kristin Ramsey, MSN, MPPM, RN, NE-BC (A) Senior VP, Quality, NMHC, Wood-Prince Family Chief Nurse Executive, NMH/NMG
Barb Holmes Gobel, MS, RN, ACDN, FAAN (A) Associate Director of Professional Practice and Development & Magnet Program Director
Lauren Underwood, MSN, RN, MPH (A) Democratic Park Communication Chair, Democratic Representative IL in Congress 2023

Artists include:

Sedane Henderson PCT
Ma. Eliza Micha Alcantara RN
Alyssa Hudik RN
Janessa Janquian RN
John Smisek RN
Alyssa Saklak RN
Maria Zaragoza LPN
Marcela Gomez RN
Johana Hernandez RN
Sonja Will, Administrator
Sophie Oracz, RN
Cora Palmer, RN
Guest Speakers related to the arts and humanities as well as workshops and conversations among nurse artists will be scheduled.

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Light refreshments are included and alcohol will be served to guests with proof of age. Alcohol served to guests 21+, ID required.

Accessible accommodations include a ramp entrance and elevator. If you need additional accessibility options or wheelchair seating please contact us at

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