MUSC’s Ashley River Tower
25 Courtenay Drive. Downtown
Nobody wants to be in a hospital, but if you have no choice — say, you need to get your gall bladder out of your body ASAP — then you may as well get it done in a place filled with beautiful objects. MUSC’s Ashley River Tower is home to the Contemporary Carolina Collection’s more than 850 works by 54 artists from around the state. The idea is that people feel better faster when they see art. When they get better faster, it’s cheaper for everyone — the health care provider, the insurance company, and the patient. And you’ll feel better, too, even if it’s sans gall bladder.