Author Michael Gelb Launches Lecture Series: “The Brain: It’s More Than You Think”
Acclaimed author Michael J. Gelb will be the first speaker in a new lecture series being launched by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, entitled “The Brain: It’s More Than You Think.” Gelb will speak July 26, three days before the current blockbuster exhibition Da Vinci—The Genius closes on July 29, and, in anticipation of two planned exhibitions coming in 2019. Coming in February 2019, the NMMNHS will host an exhibition from the DEA Museum called “Drugs: Costs and Consequences” as well as another traveling exhibit on what we know about the human brain.
Brain: The Inside Story is the next amazing exhibition coming in January 2019 from the American Museum of Natural History. It is filled with interactive experiences that engage visitors of all ages through digital and hands-on activities that explore senses, emotions, thoughts, brain development and brains of the future. This blockbuster exhibit is coming here from the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
“Michael Gelb’s knowledge of DaVinci and how it can be applied to creative thinking will provide insight and motivation to program attendees. The two programs—a luncheon and evening lecture—are a great segue between the successful “DaVinci, The Genius exhibition”, and our next community-based initiative that will focus on brain health,” Marino said.
Both programs will be held at the museum and DynaTheater. The cost of admission for the luncheon is $50, that includes lunch in the Community Gallery of the Museum from 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., remarks by the author, a signed copy of Gelb’s book How to Think like Leonardo Da Vinci, and same-day, non-transferable admission to Da Vinci—The Genius exhibition afterwards.
A cocktail hour and lecture is scheduled for the same day (July 26) at a separate cost. This $55 ticket will include a 5:30PM cocktail/appetizer reception with remarks by the author, a lecture, a signed copy of Michael Gelb’s book How to Think like Leonardo Da Vinci, and non-transferable passes to visit the “DaVinci, The Genius” exhibition once over its last three days. “Most of the museum’s daVinci educational lecture series have sold out, so you’ll want to get your tickets early,’ Marino said.