Embassy of Spain
Tue, January 9 –
Sat, March 31, 2018
Grey Art Gallery,
100 Washington Square E,
New York, NY 10003

The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal

When Science speaks the language of Art

Drawings by Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of the neuroscience.

Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934), a Spanish pathologist, histologist, neuroscientist, and Nobel laureate, was also an exceptional artist. He drew the brain in a way that provided a clarity exceeding what achieved by photographs.

Featuring approximately 80 of Cajal’s drawings, the exhibition situates them within the history of scientific illustration from the 16th to 19th centuries, and juxtaposes them with contemporary visualizations of the brain.

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