Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Lecture Series Examines the Life and Work of Da Vinci

10322712_10152024089817396_8448769047717540265_nA series of collaborative lectures titled “Da Vinci Dialogues” will feature Boise State University faculty. The lectures will highlight facets of artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci’s life, work and art as it relates to today’s world, how he was influenced by the era in which he lived, and his most innovative contributions to the arts and sciences.

The series is sponsored by Boise State’s College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, Arts and Humanities Institute and STEM Station. The lectures will coincide with the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 W. Myrtle St. in Boise. Tickets are $25 each or $75 for the series of four. All lectures will be held at the Discovery Center of Idaho. Seating is limited to 150 people per lecture. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for light appetizers and drinks and the lectures begin at 7:30 p.m.
Click here to purchase tickets.
Aug. 14
“You Don’t Get Answers if You Don’t Have Questions”
Instructional designer Quincy Conley and philosopher Stephen Crowley discuss da Vinci’s epic failures, incredible contributions and lasting influence.
Sept. 11
“Cultures of Invention”
Artist Dan Scott, materials scientist Will Hughes, art historian Muffet Jones and mechanical engineer John Gardner explore environments in which innovators prosper.
Oct. 9
“Throwing Away the Lines”
Historian Lisa McClain and sociologist Don Winiecki unveil the real Leo and discuss how he not only crossed lines but threw them away to redefine art, invention, observation and even festivals.
Nov. 13
“The Construction of Art and of Artists”
Materials scientist Darryl Butt and art historian Janice Neri discuss the material art is made of, as well as how cultural heritage may be reverse engineered to the point that a man becomes an untouchable legend.

Written by Kathleen Tuck

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