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Famed Photographer William Wegman Opens “William Wegman: Out of the Box” at Georgetown Lombardi
WASHINGTON (Jan. 9, 2015) — Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center hosts famed photographer William Wegman for the opening of his solo exhibition “William Wegman: Out of the Box.” The works feature 22 framed photographs featuring his most recognizable subject matter: Weimaraner dogs.
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 29; 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Note: Earlier in the day, Wegman will visit with children in the Georgetown Lombardi pediatric oncology unit to read from his new book “Flo & Wendell Explore.” For more information, click here.
WHERE: Georgetown Lombardi Atrium at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW, Entrance 1.
KEY VISUALS: Wegman exhibition of 27 photographs; television monitors display a montage of Wegman’s videos; presentation of five photographs (5 p.m.) as a gift to Georgetown Lombardi received by Louis M. Weiner, MD, director of the cancer center.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Wegman’s visit is sponsored by Georgetown Lombardi’s Arts & Humanities Program, which promotes an optimum life experience for patients, family members, and caregivers with activities, resources, education, and environments that encourage a creative and constructive response to illness.
Donated photographs are dedicated to breast cancer survivor Emily Helck, who works with Wegman. Several of Wegman’s books will be for sale at the event (to be signed by the artist) with proceeds benefiting the Georgetown Lombardi Arts and Humanities Program. Twenty-two photographs in the exhibition are available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Arts and Humanities Program.
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About Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Georgetown University Medical Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, seeks to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer through innovative basic and clinical research, patient care, community education and outreach, and the training of cancer specialists of the future. Georgetown Lombardi is one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute, and the only one in the Washington, DC, area. For more information, go to http://lombardi.georgetown.edu.