Art can elevate psychological health, relieve stress, prevent memory loss and even pioneer scientific discovery.

It’s no surprise, then, that the Park West Foundation helped sponsor the Forbes Institute of Cancer Discovery and the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute of the University of Michigan at the 4th annual Evening of Art + Science.  The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAD) in downtown Detroit hosted the event on April 20, 2017.

The Park West Foundation is a proud sponsor of The Evening of Art + Science. Photo courtesy of the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute.

The Evening of Art + Science supports cancer immunotherapy research at the University of Michigan while simultaneously sparking discussions among contemporary artists and scientists.

“The Park West Foundation is proud to support the Forbes Institute of Cancer Discovery and the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute in their groundbreaking effort and commitment to cancer research,” says Diane Pandolfi, Park West Foundation Director.

Participating artists and researchers were placed in collaborative pairs and asked to create artwork that explores the commonalities of art and science.

A display of collaborative artworks at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Photo courtesy of the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute.

The artwork was auctioned off to the highest bidder. Proceeds from the 2017 Annual Evening of Art + Science benefit funding a research team at the University of Michigan that is researching a cancer vaccine.