Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM MDT
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NM Museum of Natural History Foundation 
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VIP Reception & Lecture - Michael Gelb 

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, one month before the current blockbuster exhibition Da Vinci—The Genius closes on August 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.

The cost of admission for the VIP Reception and Lecture is $55. Admission includes a 5:30pm VIP cocktail/appetizer reception in the Secrets of the Mona Lisa exhibit room with remarks by the author, a lecture, a signed copy of Gelb’s book How to Think like Leonardo Da Vinci,  and a non-transferable pass for admission to Da Vinci—The Genius exhibition once in it's remaining month. 

A luncheon is scheduled for the same day, July 26.  Cost for that ticket is $50 and is available HERE.

Among the many books written by Gelb, are How To Think Like Leonard daVinci and Brain Power: Improve Your Mind As You Age.  “Michael Gelb’s lecture and topic matter are a perfect bridge between these important exhibitions at the museum,” said museum director, Margie Marino.  ““So many of our patrons who have visited the da Vinci exhibition have mentioned Gelb’s book How To Think Like Leonardo daVinci." 

“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.