Upcoming Programs

Unless otherwise noted, programs are free of charge, no reservations, capacity limited. All are subject to change. Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings.

Gallery Conversation
Mar 01, 2018 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

Eugene S. Flamm, M.D., rare-book collector and Jeffrey P. Bergstein Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center; and Anne Garner, Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts, New York Academy of Medicine Library, will discuss images of the brain in the historic volumes in the exhibition, dating from 1523 to 1911. Free […]

Roundtable Conversation: Who Was Baya? Outsider? Insider?
Mar 02, 2018 | 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

This panel will consider the work of Algerian artist Baya Mahieddine (1931-1998); Jean Dubuffet’s travels in Algeria and concomitant formulation of his definition of “art brut”; and the late Assia Djebar’s writing on Baya at the end of the Algerian War of Independence. Speakers include Natasha Boas, Curator of Baya: Woman of Algiers; author Omar Berrada; Denis Hollier, Professor […]

Drawing Workshop<br/>Picturing the Brain
Mar 07, 2018 | 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

In this hands-on workshop, participants will follow in Cajal’s footsteps, viewing brain-tissue samples through microscopes and rendering what they see. Led by Heather McKellar, Senior Manager of Education and Outreach Program, Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone Health Co-sponsored by NYU’s Neuroscience Institute, NYU Langone Health, and Grey Art Gallery. At 6:00 pm, a limited number […]

The Irving H. Jurow Lecture<br/>at NYU’s College of Arts & Science:<br/>What Art Can Tell Us About the Brain
Mar 20, 2018 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

In this lecture, Margaret S. Livingstone, Takeda Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, will examine how major works of art provide insight into how we see, how artists have figured out how our brains extract relevant information about faces and objects, and why learning disabilities may be associated with artistic talent. Organized by NYU’s College […]

Lecture<br/>Santiago Ramón y Cajal: The Artist as Scientist
Mar 22, 2018 | 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Eric Himmel, Editor-in-Chief of Abrams Books and Beautiful Brain catalogue essayist, will trace Cajal’s path from a failed provincial artist through his midlife encounter with neuroscience—which inspired his revolutionary drawings based in new forms and new concepts. Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Art History and Grey Art Gallery. Free of charge, capacity limited, and subject […]

Conversation<br/>“The Brain is a World”: Ramón y Cajal as Explorer
Mar 23, 2018 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

NYU’s Marisa Carrasco, Collegiate Professor and Professor of Psychology & Neural Science, and James D. Fernández, Collegiate Professor and Professor of Spanish & Portuguese, will discuss and illustrate Cajal’s pioneering cartography of the brain in the context of his fascinating biographical trajectory. Co-sponsored by NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Center for Neural […]

Readings<br/>Cajal as Writer
Mar 27, 2018 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

Led by Morgan Cunning, graduate student in Dramatic Writing (TSOA), NYU student writers and actors will read passages from Cajal’s remarkable books Recollections of My Life and Advice for a Young Investigator, both still in print. Co-sponsored by NYU’s Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing and Grey Art Gallery. Free of charge, capacity limited, and subject […]

Gallery Conversation
Mar 28, 2018 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

With Madeline Murphy Turner, Graduate Curatorial Assistant, Grey Art Gallery, and PhD candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. Free of charge, capacity limited, and subject to change. Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings.  

Past Programs

Panel Discussion<br/>Beauty Is Truth, Truth Beauty: Practical Aesthetics in Diagnostic Imaging
Feb 22, 2018 | 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Speakers will focus on the cross-fertilization of science and art in the form of CAT scans, MRIs. And 3-D imaging, and in their re-purposing by artists. Moderated by Tom Drysdale, Associate Professor, with speakers Caitlin Berrigan,  Associate Arts Professor, both of Photography & Imaging (TSOA); John G. Golfinos, Neurosurgeon and Researcher, and Chair of Neurosurgery; […]

PROGRAM POSTPONED Lecture<br/>Cajal and the Enchanted Loom
Feb 16, 2018 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

PROGRAM POSTPONED. CHECK BACK BY FRIDAY FEB. 23 FOR A NEW DATE. Rodolfo Llinás, Thomas and Suzanne Murphy Professor, University Professor, and Chairman Emeritus of Neuroscience & Physiology, NYU Langone Medical Center, will examine the historical development of imaging of the nervous system, and the interpretation of the images observed, from Cajal’s time to the […]

Documentary Film Screening<br/>Cajal and Contemporary Neuroscience
Feb 15, 2018 | 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

This screening features two documentary films: Santiago Ramón y Cajal—Las mariposas del alma (Butterflies of the Soul), directed by Ana Martínez for Televisión Española, 2006, 59 min. (with English subtitles); and Bluebrain Year 7, brief excerpts from an ongoing project directed by Noah Hutton, which follows neuroscience research around the world, including Henry Markram’s ambitious […]