Edward Kienholz, Bunny, Bunny, You’re So Funny, 1962, mixed media. Gift of Susan W. and Stephen D. Paine, Class of 1954. © Kienholz._x1200
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Art and Neuroscience

Landscapes of the Mind is one of several exhibitions in the last few years that have explored the connections between neuroscience and art. Suzanne Anker and Giovanni Frazzetto recently published an article in the prestigious journal Nature Reviews Neuroscience (November 2009) defining the influence of neuroscience findings into the public consciousness as “neuroculture.”

We see Landscapes of the Mind as a continuation of the dialogue between these two creative fields. It is understandable and valuable for society that artists are interpreting findings from neuroscience…

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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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