March 31, 2011

Project Crowning Glory, an Educational and Fine Art Photography Exhibit and Reception, Monday, April 4, 4 p.m.

The Office for Diversity in Medical Education hosts a photography exhibit and reception for Project Crowning Glory, Monday April 4, from 4-6 p.m. in the Langford Auditorium lobby.

Project Crowning Glory is an educational and fine art photography exhibit celebrating the beauty, strength and resilience of 13 African American women from across Middle Tennessee who have been diagnosed with cancer. The women range in age from their early 30s to their mid 80s and represent diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.

Photographer Lou Outlaw sensitively captures the dignity and courage of the women in these stunning portraits. The portraits show there is life and beauty beyond a cancer diagnosis and serve as a vehicle to promote community awareness about breast and other cancers among women in Nashville’s African American communities.

This traveling exhibit is presented to educate the public and increase community awareness about cancer, especially breast cancer, and to spread the word about the importance of physicals, mammograms and breast self-examinations.

The exhibition is featured at two locations;Vanderbilt University Hospital, Mezzanine Gallery and Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, Community Gallery.

Project Crowning Glory is presented by VUMC’s Office of Cultural Enrichment from through May 31 during operating hours.

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