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Carnegie Science Center to host Da Vinci 500 weekend

Paul Guggenheimer
On this picture, made available on Feb. 22, 2019, artist Tank works on a giant reproduction of the Mona Lisa on a house wall in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Together with the artist group ‘Dixons’, he created with 170 square meters the largest reproduction of Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece. (Annette Riedl/dpa via AP)

When most people think of Leonardo Da Vinci, they imagine a great artist, the man who painted the famous “Mona Lisa” or “The Last Supper.”

But Da Vinci was a true renaissance man, an architect, inventor and scientist as well as an artist. Now, the Carnegie Science Center is planning to celebrate the enduring legacy of this multi-talented genius.

The Science Center will mark the 500th anniversary of Da Vinci’s death with a Da Vinci 500 Weekend May 2 through 5.

Live demonstrations are planned along with a new planetarium show, reflecting Da Vinci’s astronomical expertise, a community design project, and other activities highlighting his accomplishments in science, art, engineering, and anatomy.

Visitors will receive a free commemorative wooden coin featuring a design inspired by Da Vinci.

Paul Guggenheimer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-226-7706 or [email protected].

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