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DSC, The Baum School Celebrating Leonardo’s Horse in Allentown

The Da Vinci Science Center and The Baum School of Art in Allentown, Pa., will co-host a tenth anniversary celebration of the city’s Leonardo’s Horse statue on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.

What is known popularly as the Da Vinci Science Center was shaped by the 2003 merger of what was then the Discovery Center of Science and Technology with Leonardo da Vinci’s Horse, Inc. (LDVHI) – the nonprofit organization that actualized Leonardo’s vision of placing a 24-foot bronze horse statue in Milan, Italy, in 1999. LDVHI also placed a 12-foot replica of The Horse outside The Baum School of Art in Oct. 2002.

The tenth anniversary celebration will be held at The Baum School of Art and will feature a dinner and a lecture by Peter C. Dent, nephew of the late Charles C. Dent – who founded LDVHI but passed away nearly five years before The Horse was completed in Milan. Peter Dent served as President of LDVHI from 2000-2003 and served as Da Vinci Science Center Chairman from 2006-2010.

Focused on making science fun and accessible for curious minds of all ages and showcasing connections between disciplines, the Da Vinci Science Center adopted with the 2003 merger both Leonardo and The Horse as inspiring embodiments of the inquiry method, the connections between science and the arts, curiosity, creativity, and imagination.


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