Past Event

Perception and the Brain: Views From an Artist and a Scientist

February 22, 2022
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Jerome L. Greene Science Center, 3227 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 Lecture Hall, L9-065


Perception and the Brain: Views From an Artist and a Scientist

featuring Julie Mehretu and Charles Zuker, Ph.D.

The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute invites you to join us for an exploration of perception and the brain through two complementary presentations and audience Q&A. Internationally renowned visual artist and Alan Kanzer Artist-in-Residence Julie Mehretu will discuss her work and reflect on her interactions with neuroscientists at the Zuckerman Institute. Charles S. Zuker, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biophysics and Neuroscience, and a world-renowned authority on the senses, will discuss how the brain performs its magic. Following the presentations, the speakers will answer questions from the audience.


*Requirements for entry to this event

  • CUID Holders/Columbia University: CUID holders must have completed the ReOpenCU protocol and obtained the ‘green’ pass to show at check-in and access the venue.
  • General public: All visitors, including those who enter any campus facility for any period of time, must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination as part of visitor attestation. *Fully vaccinated is 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson or 2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna. Such individuals would be required to follow the Visitor Policy and must have proof of vaccination and comply with other Columbia University safety protocols
  • Check-in entrance: Greene Science Center Lobby, 3227 Broadway (between 129th and 130th streets)

Joining virtually? Select the option for virtual attendance after clicking below and receive a link on the day of the event via email.


This program is made possible with the generous support of Alan Kanzer. Columbia University’s School of the Arts and Zuckerman Institute are grateful to Mr. Kanzer for his generosity and commitment to fostering interactions between the arts and neuroscience.


Contact Information

Zuckerman Institute Programs Office