The Italian Cultural Institute of Chicagoand ItalCultura will offer a variety of Italian language and culture courses beginning in January, including a Leonardo da Vinci lecture series to commemorate the 500th anniversary of his death.. With courses taught in both English and Italian, students will explore the artist’s complex genius, focusing on key moments that define his monumental life and career.
The Italian Cultural Institute will host a four-lecture Leonardo’s Legacy series from Giovanni Aloi, a professor at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. All four of the lectures are presented in English, free and open to the public. The series focuses on the complex legacy of da Vinci’s genius and his various artworks and machine diagrams. The series is as follows:
- Renaissance Man: Tuesday, January 15 from 6-8 p.m.
- Nature, Realism, and Philosophy: Tuesday, February 12 from 6-8 p.m.
- Painting – Layers of Intensity: Tuesday, March 19 from 6-8 p.m.
- Technology – Envisioning the Future: Tuesday, April 16 from 6-8 p.m.