The life of Leonardo Da Vinci is being celebrated around the world on the 500th anniversary of his death in 1519. Columbia University adjunct professor, Page Knox, will discuss Da Vinci’s most-known works at Darien Library on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m.

Knox will explore the unique and creative mind of one of the most renowned geniuses of all time and guide you through the highlights of Paris’ Louvre exhibit, Leonardo at the Louvre, an announcement said. Informed by the major themes of the show, the lecture will place Leonardo’s paintings and drawings in context and explore how his continual investigation of the natural world brought life to his exceptional body of work.

Knox is an adjunct professor in the Art History Department of Columbia University, where she received her Ph.D. in 2012. She works in a variety of capacities at the Metropolitan Museum of Art giving public gallery talks and lectures in special exhibitions as well as the permanent collection, teaching classes at the museum, and leading groups for Travel with the Met.