Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Brown Bag Program ~ Birmingham Museum of Art to Host Discussion on Leonardo da Vinci's Drawings

angel drawing
"The most beautiful drawing in the world"—
the preparatory sketch of the angel for Leonardo's
Madonna of the Rocks

The Birmingham Museum of Art will host one of the most significant groups of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci to be loaned to a U.S. museum by the Biblioteca Reale (Royal Library) in Turin, Italy, from September 28 through November 9, 2008.

Organized by the BMA, the exhibition "Leonardo da Vinci: Drawings from the Biblioteca Reale in Turin" encompasses one of Leonardo's most celebrated notebooks—the Codex on the Flight of Birds—and eleven important drawings, including one described by Bernard Berenson as the "most beautiful drawing in the world."

The drawings have never before traveled as a group nor in their entirety been made available outside of Italy.

Program Details
Who: Jeannine O'Grody, Chief Curator, BMA
What: Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci
Where: Second floor Story Castle at Central Library
When: Wednesday, October 15
Time: Noon

Learn more about Leonardo at the library:
DVDs
Adult fiction and nonfiction
Juvenile fiction and nonfiction

brown bag imageFeed your body and mind at BPL's Brown Bag Programs. You bring the lunch and we'll bring the drinks. There is no charge for these programs.

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