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KHN Exhibition: Neurofibromatosis: A Portrait of Nebraska, Rachel Mindrup
June 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - August 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pmFree
Rachel Mindrup is an assistant professor of drawing and painting and the Richard L. Deming, MD Endowed Chair in Medical Humanities at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Her current painting practice is about the study of the figure and portraiture in art and its relation to medicine, healing, and identity. Her son, Henry’s diagnosis, has been the motivation behind her series of portraits, “Many Faces of Neurofibromatosis (NF).” Through this series of paintings, Mindrup is the conduit, transforming genetic complications into something secondary and portraying the individual personalities first. Using social media as a connection, Mindrup hopes to raise funds, educate, and ideally find a cure for NF. The select portraits displayed at KHN all represent Nebraskans living with NF.
The KHN Gallery is open to the public Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm & by appointment. For appointments call 402-874-9600.