Giovanni Paolo Pannini (Italian, 1691–1765), Composition of Roman Ruins, 1734, oil on canvas, Museum purchase, Mather Bequest Fund. (54.20)_x1200
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Landscapes of the Mind: The “brain” child of a Williams Professor

The night before Landscapes of the Mind opened to the public I dreamed that I walked into the gallery with my partner and some friends. All the works were back in boxes, and Richard, one of the preparators, was up on the ladder painting the walls. In shock, I thought of all the work that had gone into installing the show that month now lost. Waking, I had to convince myself that it was a dream. I never had the classic professor anxiety…

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Landscapes of the Mind

Landscapes of the Mind: Contemporary Artists Contemplate the Brain brings together two seemingly disparate worlds – the studio and the laboratory – to foster new connections between art and the neuroscience of mind. The four artists featured here, Susan Aldworth, Jessica Rankin, Katy Schimert, and Andrew Carnie, take as their starting point images produced by modern neuroanatomical techniques that visualize the brain’s dramatic interior. While neuroscientists create images for research that are at once technically revealing and aesthetically pleasing, these…

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