About six months ago I stopped eating meat. I was teaching a graduate course at UCLA that investigated how Italian Renaissance writers conveyed their concepts about the human through writing about the nonhuman – plants, animals, objects, angels, demons, gods and God. As weeks passed, I found myself becoming more and more attuned to the nonhuman ent...

Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 3 pm - 4:30 pm. Harold M. Williams Auditorium - 1200 Getty Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049. Free | Advance ticket required/Get tickets here. The impact of Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci on art and research at the Getty extends well beyond the two sheets of drawings in the Museum’s collection. This program, marking the...

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death (on May 2nd, 1519 in Amboise, France), the Getty Museum is placing on view the two rare drawings by the master from its collection. Incorporating draft studies for paintings, sculpture, machinery, and human physiognomy, along with his characteristic “mirror-writing,” the two sheets p...

Leonardo’s notebooks are filled with illustrations of nature, both plants and animals, their interactions with humans and in local ecosystems. Did his deep engagement with the natural world make him an environmentalist ahead of his time? Leonardo was a child of the Tuscan countryside, raised in the tiny village of Anchiano, although he spent most o...

When: Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute | 500 N Michigan Ave | Suite 1450 | Chicago, IL Presented on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci Described by Giorgio Vasari as a “truly admirable painter, sculptor, art theorist, musician, writer, mechanical engineer, arch...

Leonardo Da Vinci, symbol of the Italian excellence in creativity and innovation: this is the key in understanding the project Leonardo’s Way: discovering modern Italian geniuses. What is it about? For the 500th death anniversary of the Tuscan talent, the Miami Scientific Italian Community will organize ten events in ten different US cities with th...

A Lecture by Fritjof Capra Leonardo da Vinci, the great master painter and genius of the Renaissance, has been the subject of hundreds of scholarly and popular books. However, there are surprisingly few books about Leonardo's science. Moreover, most authors who have discussed his scientific work have looked at it through Newtonian lenses, which has...

Painter, architect, engineer, designer, set designer, musician, inventor, anatomist, and geologist. Leonardo da Vinci is all of it, a universally recognized Italian genius, celebrated this year on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of his death.  We take you on a journey through time and space to discover the genius of the Renaissance.  THE YOUN...

This year marks the five hundredth anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, with celebrations all over the world through a dense program of initiatives and events dedicated to him. Italian Traditions will guide you to the discovery of the Italian genius telling you his story and the curiosities about his life. We will also present the main ev...

When: Monday, May 06, 2019 From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 601 Van Ness Ave, #F Lecture by Prof. Kate von Orden, Harvard University Organized by the Leonardo da Vinci Society and the Italian Cultural Institute Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F (Opera Plaza) Free Admission | RSVP Required