Winter art film series kicks off this month

Jan 9, 2023

The Friends of Dartmouth Libraries will host its annual Winter Art Film Series starting on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. at the Southworth Library, 732 Dartmouth Street in the Elsie Haskell auditorium.

This year’s series will focus on  Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian High Renaissance. 

Audience members will learn about the artist and some of his most important works in a series of video classes produced by The Great Courses and taught by Professor George R. Bent from Washington and Lee University. 

The six week series includes two half-hour lectures each week and runs every Tuesday through Feb. 28. Two dates in March are reserved in case of snow days.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Jan. 24: Introducing Leonardo da Vinci/Who Was Leonardo? Facts and Fictions
  • Jan. 31: Scandal, Reprieve, and the Penitent St. Jerome/Leonardo at Court – Portrait of a Musician
  • Feb. 7: Threats to the Italian Renaissance (the 1490s)/Leonardo the Inventor and Engineer
  • Feb. 14: Vitruvian Man, Perfection and Architecture/Leonardo the Military Scientist
  • Feb. 21: Leonardo and Flight/Drawing Human Figures and Caricatures
  • Feb. 28:  The Making of The Last Supper/The Meaning of The Last Supper

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, email