Pigeon Art Studio

Pigeon Art Studio

Aaron Blaisdell

24 Apr 2024 - 4:00pm

Aaron Blaisdell, UCLA Psychology Professor and Chair of the Behavioral Neuroscience

Exhibition opening: Wednesday, April 24th, 4- 6 pm
CNSI ArtSci Gallery, 5th floor
570 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

The exhibition will be on display through May 2nd, 2024
Please note that visits during workdays are by appointment only. Contact us at least a day in advance to schedule: artscicenter@gmail.com

Pigeons have provided a power house of knowledge on learning, memory, and cognition. Now, they also paint! The Blaisdell lab at UCLA has been studying pigeons making digital art using a touchscreen. The goal is to understand the "why" and the "how" of why pigeons make art. What can this tell us about human art? This exhibit features two collections from our pigeon artists. Step into the pigeon artist studio and see what they've been up to!

Dr. Blaisdell is a Psychology Professor and Chair of the Behavioral Neuroscience area at UCLA, overseeing the Comparative Cognition Lab and the Pigeon Art Project. As a member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute, the UCLA Integrative Center for Learning & Memory, and the UCLA Evolutionary Medicine program, Dr. Blaisdell has an extensive academic background with a BA in Anthropology from SUNY Stony Brook, an MS in Anthropology from Kent State University, a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from SUNY Binghamton, and two years of NIH-funded postdoctoral training at Tufts University.

Get directions to CNSI: https://cnsi.ucla.edu/cryoem/location/
Concurrent with this exhibition, a LASER Talk will be held: http://artsci.ucla.edu/node/1716