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Sanctuary Series – Leonardo at 500: A Lesson in Creativity

  • Fleisher Art Memorial 719 Catharine Street Philadelphia, PA, 19147 United States (map)

Doctor Salvatore Mangione, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of History of Medicine Series at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Jefferson University, traces the specific traits that nurture creativity through the fascinating lens of Leonardo da Vinci’s life and his pioneering work in anatomy. Leonardo was arguably the most creative person who ever lived. Exquisitely gifted in both arts and science, he practiced them as a “scientist of art and an artist of science”. Five hundred years later, his anatomical drawings remain testimony to his unique way of engaging the world both artistically and scientifically.

The Sanctuary Series was developed in support of Fleisher’s mission to make art accessible to everyone. The series provides low-commitment learning experience for our creative community to explore its interest in the arts. Supporting and supplementing Fleisher’s regular class and workshop offerings, Sanctuary Series events range from artist talks, film screenings, musical and dance performances, as well as hands on workshops. The Sanctuary Series is free and open to the public.