Mark Lombard has found a novel way to make a difference in the lives of the sick and terminally ill – through the project he created in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program he found a way to bring the world of art and the diversity offered by museums directly to hospice patients and other sick people in institutions.
Named ‘For Love and Art’, Lombard and his team developed a unique ‘Artbook’, a handsome digital book that contains over 1,000 vivid masterpieces from among the world’s greatest museums, thus allowing volunteers to bring the art experience to those without mobility. As an art lover and hospice volunteer, Lombard combined two of his biggest passions to impact lives, and in so doing got some of America’s most famous museums, such the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago, to contribute to the book.
The project has grown, expanding from hospice care to hospitals, senior living, and veterans centers. and Lombard was recently named the hospice volunteer of the year in the states of Texas and New Mexico. The ArtBooks also allow donors to put a dedication on the book as part of the gift that commemorates their loved ones or the institution donating the digital book. Find out more at the For Love and Art website, and see how it works in the video below.