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April’s Leo After Dark: Vitruvian in Vogue

April 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Leo After Dark Vitruvian in Vogue

This month, join us on April 21st from 7:30-11:00pm for Leo After Dark: Vitruvian in Vogue.  Leonardo da Vinci turns 565 this year and we’re throwing an epic 21+ party to celebrate. Put on your most stylish party clothes and get ready to celebrate like its 1599!

Leo After Dark is a party with a purpose – an event series that celebrates new ideas in art and technology. This event features DJ’s, dancing, cash bars, live demos and performances, free appetizers, and our “In Flight” movie shown in our newest exhibit FLIGHT.  The entire museum will be available for visitors to explore.  Dance in the cockpit of our C-131 aircraft, sip cocktails in our science laboratory or watch live art and tech demos in our workshop.  Leo after Dark is jointly produced by GypsyLive Productions. Come out, loosen up, and learn about groundbreaking innovations and new horizons in art and technology.


At Leo After Dark, you can expect:

  • Large scale Vitruvian Man stage and DJs from Gypsy Live Productions
  • Bohemian Live Painting Artists Lounge courtesy of Opposition Gallery Series
  • Decoding The Mind panel discussion on the secrets of the genius brain as a part of Leo After Hours presented in partnership with USTAR
  • Decoding Da Vinci museum wide scavenger hunt
  • Complimentary hor d’oeuvres and cash bars


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As part of Leo After Dark, guests are invited to attend a fascinating panel discussion titled Decoding the Mind: Retooling your Brain in the Age of Everything.  Three incredible panelists will offer their sound advice on how the mind works and how we can better utilize the most mysterious and powerful organ we have. See below for more details.

Tickets are now on sale for this month’s Leo After Dark! Avoid the lines and pre-purchase your tickets today!


Tickets are $21.00 (does not include drink tickets)

Members of The Leonardo get in for $10.00.



Salt Lake City comes alive after dark and The Leonardo is thrilled to take part in the city’s vibrant nightlife. Every Friday night the museum hosts a variety of events perfect for adults looking for unique and fun ways to unwind while exploring new and inspiring art, discovering their own artistic interests, and exploring captivating ideas. We like events that combine creativity and cocktails—and figure you might too.


Decoding the Mind: Retooling your Brain in the Age of Everything

 As part of April’s Leo After Dark event, guests are invited to attend a fascinating panel discussion titled Decoding the Mind: Retooling your Brain in the Age of Everything.  Three incredible panelists will offer their sound advice on how the mind works and how we can better utilize the most mysterious and powerful organ we have.

We live in a fast-paced world that is ever-changing.  Daily, there are new technologies, advancements, and sadly, distractions that compete for space in our brains. Essentially, the discussion is centered on three main topics:

  • How do the minds of geniuses and visionaries work?
  • How does our modern age accelerate and inhibit brain development and what are the potential consequences?
  • What actions can we take to exercise our brain and see the world as a visionary?

The panel will run from 7:45-8:45 p.m. Afterward, attendees will have the option to participate in a Decoding da Vinci scavenger hunt or rejoin the Leo After Dark: Vitruvian In Vogue event. Come learn from our wonderful panelists and discover new ways to increase your minds capabilities.

Tickets for Decoding the Mind are included with the purchase of a Leo After Dark ticket. Avoid the lines and pre-purchase your tickets today.




Jennifer Napier-Pearce (Moderator): Jennifer joined The Salt Lake Tribune in January 2013, starting as a business writer and eventually becoming host of a daily online video program, Trib Talk, and the weekly radio news show Behind the Headlines before being named editor in August 2016. Prior to coming to The Tribune, Jennifer was news director, anchor, host and reporter for both KUER 90.1 FM and KCPW 88.3/105.3 FM, receiving numerous top awards from the Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Utah Broadcasters Association and the national Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI). She regularly moderates community events and has been an adjunct professor at the University of Utah. Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and a master’s degree from Stanford University.


Tom Rogers (Panelist): Tom has been a high school Math teacher for the last ten years and is the co-owner of Enigma Escape Experience in Sandy.  When it comes to teaching, escape rooms, and life, Tom believes that everyone should, as Gandhi said, “Live as if you would die tomorrow and learn as if you would live forever.”  Learning and growing is magical when done by experimenting and “getting your hands dirty.”  Tom loves escape rooms because it is an opportunity for people to get together, work as a team, and learn about each other in a fun and challenging environment.  The motto at Enigma is to See Things Differently and they hope to help you to see yourself and others with more compassion, respect, and understanding.


Ivy Estabrooke (Panelist): Ivy was appointed as the USTAR Executive Director in May 2014.  Prior to joining USTAR she served as the program officer (GS-15) for basic research in the Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare & Combating Terrorism Department at the Office of Naval Research (ONR). While at the ONR, she managed a high risk/high payoff research portfolio including innovative neuroscience programs and cutting edge social and computational science programs. Additionally, Ivy led the department’s efforts in support of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Education efforts (STEM), and managed a multi-million-dollar yearly investment in the Sciences Addressing Asymmetric Explosive Threats (cIED) basic research efforts for the ONR. Ivy is a cognitive neuroscientist by training, with technical expertise in psycholinguistics, pharmacological interventions, and statistical modeling. She earned her doctorate in neuroscience from Georgetown University, an MS in National Security Strategy and Resource Management from the Eisenhower School of the National Defense University (formerly ICAF) and a BA in Biological Sciences from Smith College.


Trafton Drew, PhD. Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology University of Utah (Panelist): Dr. Drew’s research focuses on understanding the real-world ramifications and underlying neural mechanisms of visual attention. He studies radiologists’ behavior to understand why errors are sometimes made, with the goal of using what we know about attention help reduce the number of errors committed. He also studies the neural mechanisms that underlie our ability to represent information using electroencephalograph (EEG). The capacity of visual attention is limited, and his lab uses a variety of methods to study the ramifications of this fact on behavior in a variety of settings.


April 21, 2017
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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