University of New England - Innovation for a Healthier Planet

Opening Reception of “The Dolphin Brain”

Opening Reception of "The Dolphin Brain"

July 8, 2019 - July 22, 2019

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Biddeford Campus Art Gallery, Ketchum Library

Please join us on Monday, July 8 from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM at the Biddeford Campus Art Gallery at the Ketchum Library for the opening reception of The Dolphin Brain (The Peter J. Morgane Research Collection on the Cetacean Brain, 1962-2004). This event is free and open to the public.

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).


David Mokler, Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, UNE Library Services, UNE Office of Research and Scholarship, Center for Excellence in Neuroscience, and Office of the Provost


Cally Gurley
(207) 221-4324