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This week on Science on the Radio Dr Marvin Druger will discuss the great Leonrado da Vinci. Most of us are aware of Da Vinci's stunning works of art, but did you know he also made many contributions to science? Hear about his contributions to the military, air travel, and anatomy this week on Science on the Radio.

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Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci is famous for his paintings of the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.  But what many might overlook is he was an inventor ahead of his time. The Museum of Science and Technology in Armory Square opened a permanent exhibit over the weekend on National Inventors Day displaying da Vinci’s engineering drawings and models. Senior Director Kevin Lucas says the exhibit was recently on tour and it has found its permanent ho­me at the MOST.

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A Syracuse artist is offering to support Symphoria in a unique way…by raffling off a piece of his stained glass art at  Friday night’s first holiday pops concert.  Here's the story of a former computer programmer and professor turned full-time artist who also appreciates classical music.

Robert Oddy came to Syracuse from England in 1981 to teach at S.U.  Sixteen years later, he decided to leave the university and pursue stained glass art full-time.  And he’s been doing it ever since.

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  Not all of the art in Syracuse’s Westcott neighborhood was meant to be observed on an easel this past weekend. Ask any of the artists, and most will say they wanted to inspire spectators, or strike a chord with them...


Ellen Blalock, artist

  It’s never easy to talk about race in our community.  Several Syracuse arts organizations are collaborating to bring together exhibits and performances about Apartheid, civil rights and identity to help that conversation.

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  A new exhibition at the Everson Museum represents American Modernism, a post-World War Two art movement.  It’s called “Prendergast to Pollock,” and features more than 30 works from contemporary artists.  It’s the first major event under a new director, who’s trying to boost interest and museum finances. 

They filtered into the tidy gallery inside the pretty, refurbished 100-year-old former warehouse  on Syracuse's west side Friday night, stopping to look long, hard, and with much appreciation at the new exhibit set up on two walls.