212 S Gaston St. Brevard
Popular speaker Dr. Elliott Engel returns to TCL for “Leonardo da Vinci: Before the Code.”
Many scholars consider Leonardo da Vinci to be the greatest artistic genius in the history of Western civilization. Engel probes the breadth and depth of da Vinci’s extraordinary mind while revealing the fascinating causes for his many unfinished masterpieces, even tackling the universal mystery of Mona Lisa’s smile.
Using anecdotes, analysis and large doses of humor, historian Elliot Engel brings to life this most universal of topics. He earned his Ph.D. as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at UCLA. Engel has written 10 books, multiple plays and a PBS series on Charles Dickens. For his scholarship and teaching, he received North Carolina’s Adult Education Award, NC State’s Alumni Professorship and the Victorian Society’s Award of Merit. Most recently, for his 30 years of academic work and service in promoting Charles Dickens, he was nominated and inducted into the Royal Society of Arts in England.
Doors to the Rogow Room will open at 6:15 pm and the program will start at 7:00 pm.