Many Faces of Neurofibromatosis

Portraits of people with neurofibromatosis, a genetic disease that causes tumors, line the hallways of the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center on the Medical Campus as part of an art installation by Rachel Mindrup titled "Many Faces of NF."
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Large, glossy oil paintings of people enjoying the small pleasures of everyday life – reading, practicing martial arts, scooping ice cream – line the hallways in the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Upon close inspection, some of the features of the people in the portraits are unusual. These represent the many faces of neurofibromatosis, according to the artist behind the installation, Rachel Mindrup.