University of New England - Innovation for a Healthier Planet

Exhibits

The Dolphin Brain

The Peter J. Morgane Research Collection on the Cetacean Brain, 1962–2004

JULY 8, 2019–SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

Throughout history, the results of scientific research have been expressed through the lens of artistic interpretation. Such artists as Leonardo da Vinci and Vesalius expressed complex visible and hidden anatomical and physical structures of humans, animals, and natural phenomena. This exhibition shows some of the process by which complex scientific concepts are made understandable — and beautiful — through accurate and interpretive scientific illustration. In the 1960s, Dr. Peter J. Morgane, who later taught and researched at the University of New England, completed many types of experiments — from neuroanatomy dissections to angiograms and brain imaging, as well as sectioning brains and analyzing the different cortical layers via photomicrographs. From 1962 to 1998, Morgane and his colleagues completed studies on the neuroanatomy of cetaceans (dolphins, porpoises, and whales).

Upcoming Exhibits

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Previous Exhibits

No One Fights Alone: World War II in the Pacific
APRIL 26–JUNE 15, 2019
Mackworth Island Transformed — Rocks Reimagined
JANUARY 14–APRIL 15
My Creativity Heals Myself and Others: Martha A. Hall’s Artists’ Books
AUGUST 27–DECEMBER 14, 2018
Elemental Changes
Featuring Recent Artwork by Stephen Burt, M.F.A., Chair, UNE Department of Arts
January 31–July 24, 2018
Pain Chronicles: Photomicrographs and Personal Stories
September 14–December 15, 2017
Lost Landscapes
April 18–August 1, 2017
NATIVE VOICES: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness and KIKEHTAHSUWIW — “It Heals”
March 6–April 12, 2017
“ZERO ~los desplazados de Colombia, photography in black and white”
BY PHOTOGRAPHER ROBERT PENNINGTON
January 26, 2017 – March 1, 2017
A Gateless Garden: Quotes by Maine Women Writers
BY PHOTOGRAPHER KERRY MICHAELS, EDITOR DR. LIZA BLAKEWELL
August 24, 2016 – December 16, 2016
Anatomy Dissection: The quest for knowledge and beauty
AN EXHIBIT OF PHOTOGRAPHS BY DR. FRANK WILLARD, PH.D.
CURATED BY ORAN SUTA
April 12, 2016-August 16, 2016
“FIZIKS: Freakin’ Impossible Zonking In Kinetic Studies”
By Maine artist Kim Bernard
JANUARY 16, 2016 – APRIL 4, 2016
Ant Farm: at the Nexus of Art and Science: merging art and science through the visual exploration of leafcutter ants
A Collaborative Exhibition by Dorothy Schwartz, Rebecca Goodale, Vivian Russe and Colleen Kinsella
AUGUST 17, 2015-DECEMBER 18, 2015
Focusing on Home and Beyond: The Photographs of Chansonetta Stanley Emmons, 1897‐1937
April 30 – August 19, 2015
Write Again Soon: Letters from World War II
December 4, 2014 – April 15, 2015
The Maine Artist’s Animals: Bernard Langlais at UNE
September 15 – December 2, 2014