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Leonardo the Scientist-Artist

December 2, 2022 | 5 PM


Leonardo Award Ceremony | 7 PM

Refreshments will follow


In-person and virtual presentation by Martin Kemp

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium, San Francisco

Presented by Humanities West in association with the Leonardo Da Vinci Society and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco.

The Leonardo Award Ceremony is also presented in collaboration with ISSNAF.


Five centuries after his death, Leonardo Da Vinci is attracting more attention for his art, his science and his mechanical inventiveness than ever. Humanities West celebrates his continuing cultural contributions with an encore presentation of Leonardo’s Legacy, our February 2019 program, again featuring Martin Kemp, a world-renowned Leonardo scholar, who will treat us this time to his latest research on Leonardo’s study of the science of optics and how that study influenced his artistic creations. And Deborah Loft will reprise her popular lecture, Leonardo's Artistic Legacy: Homage and Irony. The event is moderate by George Hammond.



This program has 2 types of tickets available: In-person and online-only. For online viewing, pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream event.

Members of the Leonardo da Vinci Society, of Humanities West and of the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco can purchase the ticket at a discounted price. Use code: 2022HW.






Date: Friday, December 02, 2022

Time: At 5:00 pm

Entrance : With fee


110 The Embarcadero Taube Family Auditorium