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Artful Window Shades

Painted window screens are an old Baltimore tradition that inspired artist Jim Boyd to create unique window shades for patient rooms in the Bloomberg Children’s Center. Some shades depict Baltimore landmarks like Camden Yards and the Bromo-Seltzer Tower, while others feature flash cards and child-friendly objects named in more than 30 languages. The shades are designed for viewing either from a distance or up close.

An image of window shade artwork in the Bloomberg Children's Center

Title: Detail of Sampler, 2011
Artist: Jim Boyd, New York, NY.
Locations: Sheikh Zayed Tower and Bloomberg Children’s Center, all patient rooms. Inspired by Baltimore's tradition of painted window screens.

An image of a patient room with a sleeper sofa

Title: Chesapeake Bay, 2011
Artist: Jim Boyd, New York, NY.
Locations: Sheikh Zayed Tower and Bloomberg Children’s Center, all patient rooms. Inspired by Baltimore's tradition of painted window screens.

Photo Credits: the artist, Keith Weller

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