The Friedman Brain Institute’s Art of the Brain, typically held in a local gallery, has become a virtual sensation for audiences worldwide, revealing the beauty of the brain as seen through the eyes of our leading scientists, students, and staff.
Fundamentally, however, the exhibit also showcases the latest technological advances that researchers use to better understand how the brain works as they push to accelerate the development of effective treatments for some of humanity’s most complex brain disorders, for example, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, depression, drug addiction, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, and many others.
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Veronica Szarejko, who is Director of Art of the Brain and the exhibition’s curator, says faculty, trainees, and staff from nine departments and institutes across Mount Sinai submitted 65 photos, paintings, and illustrations of their work.
“Our researchers work tirelessly to unravel the mysteries of the brain, and in addition to the increased understanding they gain, their work reveals art,” says Ms. Szarejko. “Each year, I am amazed by the beauty of the unexpected shapes and symmetry, colors and textures, movement and flow, and the compositions that emerge from their work.”
The exhibition is available until May 31, 2022. Those interested in making a donation to The Friedman Brain Institute Diversity in Neuroscience initiative, #DiverseBrains, by the purchase of select Art of the Brain images, can email Ms. Szarejko at firstname.lastname@example.org.