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The Shadow Drawing: How Science Taught Leonardo How to Paint

We cannot understand Leonardo da Vinci unless we see that he was a scientist all through his career, argues Francesca Fiorani in her new book, The Shadow Drawing: How Science Taught Leonardo How to Paint. Fiorani lectured on da Vinci at a Lifetime Learning recorded event in April 2021 and provides answers to audience questions […]

Discover the Secret Music of Glaciers With Matthew Burtner

The intricate song of glaciers generates “a rich complex of interwoven voices” that can “affect us emotionally,” says Matthew Burtner, composer and eco-acoustician. Burtner is the Eleanor Shea Professor of Music in the McIntire Department of Music in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and co-director of the Coastal Futures Conservatory at […]

Summer Reading: A User’s Guide

Summer is the perfect time to begin reading a new book, but knowing where to look for new reading material is often tricky. Sarah Lawson, Assistant Director for the Virginia Center for the Book with the Virginia Humanities, gives her suggestions on where to start.   “Summer reading” means a lot of things to a […]