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The Genius Of Leonardo Da Vinci

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The creativity and talent of Leonardo da Vinci is still staggering five centuries after his death.

Da Vinci scholar Jonathan Pevsner describes the Renaissance man’s insatiable drive to learn about the human body, while juggling many other projects. Read Pevsner's recent Scientific American article on da Vinci.

Then, Francesco Legaluppi of theItalian Cultural Center of Marylandtells us about da Vinci’s ‘bridge of safety’--a bridge that could be quickly assembled during wartime--and an exhibit of art inspired by the genius.

Find out more about activities planned forItalian Heritage Month.

Get details for the bridge building contest on October 26th at Clifton Mansion.

Click herefor more information about the exhibit, "Leonardo, When Arts Reach the Sky".

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is Senior Supervising Producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.