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Creating Leonardo: Celebrating 500 Years of Leonardo’s Legacy
February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$25 – $80
Humanities West brings together a panel of noted scholars and performers for a two-day program of lectures, dramatic readings and music to celebrate and explore the cultural contributions of Leonardo da Vinci and the mythologized legacy that has developed over the 500 since his death. In 1519 da Vinci died in France and a myth was born. Now considered the quintessential “Renaissance man” his paintings and drawings continue to inspire and his inventions still fascinate us. Presenters include Paula Findlen (Stanford), Martin Kemp (Oxford), Kip Cranna (SF Opera), Monica Azzolini (University of Bologna) Pamela O. Long (MacArthur Fellow) and Deborah Loft (College of Marin). The program features a performance by the men’s classical vocal ensemble Clerestory, and a spoken word performance by acclaimed Bay Area actor James Carpenter.
The program takes place on Friday, February 22, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, and Saturday, February 23, from 10am to 4pm, at Marines’ Memorial Theatre, located in downtown San Francisco.