Leonardo and the Vitruvian Man: Museum Experience (Part 1 of 2)

Presenters: Steve Nash, curator of archaeology, Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Date(s): Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Time: 6:30-9pm
Length: 2.5 hours
Cost: $250
$225 for DMNS Members | Admittance to museum and special exhibition (value of $28.95 for adults)

Vitruvian Man

Become immersed in the world of Leonardo da Vinci in this two-day experience.

MUSEUM EXPERIENCE (Tuesday, June 4, 6:30-9:00 pm):

First, Steve Nash, curator of archaeology, will share insights on the life and times of Leonardo, followed by after-hours access to the temporary exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius. Avoid the crowds!

STUDIO EXPERIENCE (Saturday, June 8, 9 am-3:00 pm):

Part two is an experiential learning workshop at Anatomy in Clay® Centers. Instructor Jon Zahourek - artist, anatomist, and inventor-will guide you through Vitruvius's rules of proportion as applied to humans and architecture. In the studio, you will have the opportunity to put your genius to work as you build anatomy in clay onto Zahourek's MANIKEN® models of the human skeleton. Materials included.

Based on the notes of architect Vitruvius Pollio (80 BCE), Leonardo's drawing The Vitruvian Man became known as the "Canon of Proportions." Vitruvius's universal design principles embody his belief that the workings of the human body are similar to the workings of the universe.

Anatomy in Clay® Centers, 2201 S. Delaware St., Denver, CO

Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO