Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

April - May 2019, Millennium Gallery

Twelve remarkable drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, drawn from the Royal Collection, are on display at Sheffield's Millennium Gallery as part of major nationwide exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of the artist's death.

To accompany the exhibition, our researchers have teamed up with Museums Sheffield to offer a series of free events that celebrate and explore Leonardo's genius.

All events are free. Just turn up, unless otherwise specfied.

Events programme:

Thursday 11 April, 6-6.45pm
The Power of Drawing (gallery talk)
With Simon Chadwick


Thursday 11 April, 7-7.45pm
Leonardo da Vinci and the Physics of Fluids (gallery talk)
With Dr Elena Marensi


Thursday 25 April, 1-1.45pm
Leonardo the Musician (lunchtime talk)
With Dr Tim Shephard


Thursday 25 April, 6-6.45pm
Leonardo's Flow Drawings (gallery talk)
With Professor Stephen Beck


Thursday 25 April, 7-7.45pm
Leonardo and the Force of Friction (gallery talk)
With Professor Rob Dwyer-Joyce


Thursday 2 May, 6-7pm
Leonardo and the Woodpecker's Tongue (evening talk)
With Professor Tim Birkhead
Please book in advance


Saturday 4 May, 1-1.45pm
School Children, Pianos, Chicken Nuggets and Breaking a World Record! (lunchtime talk)
With Dr Candice Majewski


Saturday 5 May, 1-1.45pm
The 'Admirable Instrument': An Exploration of Leonardo's Fascination with the Heart (lunchtime talk)
With Dr William Parker
Please book in advance


Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May
Leonard: Images from the Future (multimedia installation)


Thursday 16 and Saturday 25 May, 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm
Movement and Light: A Makerspace for Under 5s (families activity)
Please book in advance