Remembrance & Renewed Hope

Opening: Wednesday, May 3, 2023 6 – 8 pm
Wednesday, May 3 – 20, 2023

1524 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60610

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

Image courtesy of Hektoen Nurses and the Humanities.