The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal

05/02/2018 - 01/01/2019
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Museum, Building N51, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
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Santiago Ramón y Cajal made transformative discoveries of the anatomy of the brain and nervous system, work that led to his receiving a Nobel Prize in 1906. This founder of modern neuroscience was also an exceptional artist. His drawings of the brain were not only beautiful, but also astounding in their capacity to illustrate and understand the details of brain structure and function.

The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal will include approximately 80 of Ramon y Cajal’s drawings, many making their first U.S. appearance. These historical works will be complemented by an exhibition of contemporary neuroscience visualizations by scientists from MIT and around the world. Many of these visualizations were created using technologies pioneered at MIT.

This traveling exhibition is organized by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum and the Cajal Institute in Madrid, Spain.

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