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Lecture -- Leonardo: The Time and Place of da Vinci’s Genius and His Legacy in Modern Italy


Da Vinci’s achievements are still acclaimed by the world, but what was Leonardo's world like? Join Dr. Franchina as she discusses the context of time and place within which he worked and the way in which he is viewed today in Italy.

 Dr. Miriam Franchina specializes in historical and archival research. She has been a teacher, journalist, and translator and speaks five languages. She earned her B.A. and M.A. in History from the University of Milan, Italy (where daVinci spent much of his time) and her Ph.D. in History from the University of Halle, Germany.

Cost: $8 nonmembers, $7 members, $5 students.  Cost includes $5 discount coupon to Da Vinci: The Genius exhibit. For adults and students age 10 and above. Preregistration is encouraged or tickets can be purchased at the door the evening of the event (if seats are available). Go to


This event is made possible by the support of the New Mexico Humanities Council and National Endowment for the Humanities.

$8 adults; $7 members; $5 students; includes $5 discount coupon to da Vinci exhibition
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