Mar 23 2022
May 30 2022
Neurodiversity: Biodiversity

Neurodiversity: Biodiversity

Presented by Trisha Gupta Studio at Sandy Spring Museum

Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth. Greater biodiversity creates a stronger, healthier ecosystem. As more animal and plant species become extinct and disappear day by day, people are coming to appreciate the importance of diversity and the preservation of all life forms.

Within the human species is great biological diversity, especially in the human brain. The term neurodiversity encompasses the variation in the human brain regarding attention, learning, and mood. Just as society appreciates and celebrates biodiversity in an ecosystem, the concept of neurodiversity embraces individuals with neurodevelopmental and mental health conditions. It encourages us to see differences in the brain not as problems but as strengths and part of life.

In this exhibit, artist Trisha Gupta focuses on mental health conditions within neurodiversity. She argues that we must understand neurodiversity as we do biodiversity, where celebrating variety across the human brain can help us to build stronger and healthier communities.

Trisha Gupta's work explores cultural biases, current treatment methods, and modern patient narratives, revealing the shortcomings of our mental health care system and society. This body of work asks how we can address, respect, and celebrate neurodiversity across our communities.

Admission Info

Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments at the opening reception of Neurodiversity: Biodiversity, featuring works by Trisha Gupta. This event is from 12-2 pm at the Sandy Spring Museum.  Please register at the following link

The show is open to the public from March 21st and ends on May 30th. No registration is needed for drop in hours at the museum to see the exhibition.  For location and hours please follow this link.

Dates & Times

2022/03/23 - 2022/05/30

Additional time info:


Sun, Mar 27 · 12:00 PM EDT

Neurodiversity: Biodiversity
This event requires registration and will have refreshments. The artist will be on site to give a short talk.

The exhibition is open from March 21st through May 30th.
The exhibition is open during museum hours. The museum is free and open to the public.

Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860

11:00am - 4:00pm

10:00am - 4:00pm

10:00am - 4:00pm

10:00am - 4:00pm


Location Info

Sandy Spring Museum

17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860

Parking Info

Free parking.

Accessibility Info