Beyond the Diagnosis

Beyond the Diagnosis - Advancing Medicine Through Art

a portrait painting of a young girl in a blue vest top with dark curly haired pigtails tied high on her head, smiling

Beyond the Diagnosis unites art and science to inspire research and innovation of treatments for people living with rare and neglected diseases.

The Beyond the Diagnosis art exhibit’s focus is the orphan disease patient. Artists have donated their time and talents to paint rare disease patients for this groundbreaking exhibit. Each portrait represents a single orphan disease. Our goal is to put a face to all 7,000 rare diseases. This beautiful exhibit is travelling to medical schools, research institutes and hospitals around the globe encouraging the medical community to look “beyond the diagnosis” to the patient.

Art has been used for thousands of years to successfully convey a message, whether it be a story or a glimpse into the human spirit. At Beyond the Diagnosis, we believe art not only leaves a powerful and lasting visual imprint but creates a unique connection for the viewer.