Event—Adult Education

The Legacy of Leonardo da Vinci

In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death in 1519, this one-session three-hour seminar explores the legacy of Leonardo da Vinci as artist, architect, and draftsman both within his own era and in the generations following...

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (January 8 at 9 am** – January 25 at 4 pm): $80
Regular Registration Price (January 25 at 4 pm – first day of class): $88

** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the wait list.

Seminar Description

Commemorating the 500th anniversary of his death in 1519, this single-session, three-hour seminar will explore the work of Leonardo da Vinci as artist, architect, and draftsman by examining his reception among contemporaries, as well as his lasting legacy for future generations.
One session. E - $80, L - $88

Alexis Culotta holds a PhD in art history and teaches in a variety of capacities, including as an adjunct lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago and an Adult Seminar Leader at the Newberry Library.

Materials List


  • A selection of shorter material distributed by the instructor.

First Reading:

  • For the first class, please read the file that will be sent upon registration, in the confirmation email.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.