New exhibit on Leonardo

The Republic of San Marino is hosting “Leonardo3 – The World of Leonardo,” an exhibition dedicated to the Renaissance genius, his visions and projects, that allows visitors to dive into his world through interactive experiences and the reconstructions of his machines.
 
(Note: I had to look this up but here is the info on San Marino: “It is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Peninsula on the north-eastern side of the Appenine Mountains.” Population approx. 30,000

Saving Italy’s art

madonnaThis topic is exactly was my students were studying last spring/summer – the problem that Italy cannot afford to restore all its works of art and architecture. Architectural monument restorations are being funded by fashion houses, and now citizens have to vote which art works get saved. Hmmmmmmm

http://www.npr.org/2014/01/21/263502871/which-artworks-should-we-save-cash-strapped-italy-lets-citizens-vote