DaVinci X - The Machines & You Exhibition
Jun 16, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018
The DaVinci X – The Machines & You displaying hand-crafted inventions built from Leonardo’s 500-year-old designs brought to life the creations by the brilliant scientist, inventor and artist Leonardo Da Vinci as well as his Masterpieces digitally remastered for an up close and personal look at the greatest genius of all time.
The Magnificent Machines on display, many of which are interactive, features replicas of the major and most striking inventions of the original Renaissance Man. The main features on display include the “bicycle”, “spring powered car”, “hang glider” and the “air screw”, a precursor to the helicopter and the secrets behind Leonardo’s legendary robotic lion. This exhibition presents models grouped in themes: War machines, Flying machines, Nautical & Hydraulic machines, as well as devices illustrating the Principles of Mechanics. The interactive machines are a popular aspect of each exhibition as visitors can touch and handle these models to gain a firsthand appreciation of how they work. Explanatory notes and illustrative panels with Leonardo’s drawings accompany each model. The patron will not only experience DaVinci’s magnificent machines, but also the artwork of the great master along with those of his contemporary Michelangelo. The exhibition features exclusive HD photographs of the Sistine Chapel prior to the restoration so you we get an unparalleled view of the ceiling just how Michelangelo intended.