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Update from the Gallery regarding COVID-19

In line with decisions made by the National Cabinet as communicated by the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, the Art Gallery of New South Wales is currently closed but will reopen to the public on 1 June. The Gallery will be observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of all visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the State. More information


500 years: The legacy of Leonardo da Vinci

500 years: The legacy of Leonardo da Vinci

May 2, 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death in Amboise, France. Marvel at the brilliance of one of history’s most formidable artists and thinkers, and join four inspiring lecturers over two hours as they discuss the life and legacies of Leonardo da Vinci.

Image: Leonardo da Vinci Mona Lisa – Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo c. 1503–19 (detail). Louvre Museum, Paris, France

4 Tracks
01 Professor Louise Marshall: Leonardo’s inventive imagery
02 Professor Francesco Borghesi: Leonardo and folly
03 Dr. Michael Hill: Large and small worlds – Leonardo’s drawing of the 'Vitruvian Man’
04 Professor Lisa Beaven: Leonardo and the depiction of emotion