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Brain Awareness Week is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Join experts from our partner institutions for events around New York City throughout the month of March.


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Santiago Ramón y Cajal
Glial cells of the mouse spinal cord, 1899
Ink and pencil on paper, 5 7/8 x 7 1/8 in.
Cajal Institute (CSIC), Madrid
Date and time: January 9–March 31, 2018. Hours vary. For details, visit the Grey’s website.
Location: Grey Art Gallery, NYU, 100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003
Audience: All ages
Information: The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal is the first U.S. museum exhibition to present the extraordinary drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal (Spain, 1852–1934), the father of modern neuroscience. Cajal’s astonishing depictions of the brain—which combine cutting-edge scientific knowledge with consummate draftsmanship—offer much greater clarity than photographs, so much so that they are still in wide use today. Featuring approximately 80 of Cajal’s drawings, the show situates them within the history of scientific illustration from the 16th to 19th centuries, and juxtaposes them with contemporary visualizations of the brain. Organized by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota in collaboration with the Cajal Institute, the exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated book published by Abrams. Link to more information/website:


10 thoughts on “braiNY Events

  1. Went yesterday to the fair in Mt. Sinai, simply wonderful and so informative, thanks for putting up such a great event

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