Due to popular demand, MOHAI’s Da Vinci – Inventions exhibition, demonstrating the full scope of Leonardo da Vinci’s remarkable genius, has been extended in Seattle through Sunday, March 13 , 2022.
Da Vinci – Inventions, created by Grande Experiences, brings to life the genius of Leonardo as an inventor, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, and more. An extensive range of unique pieces includes numerous examples of his machine inventions. Visitors can be push, pull, crank, and interact with many of these machines for a hands-on understanding of the scientific principles behind them.
Da Vinci – Inventions offers visitors of all ages and backgrounds an entertaining, educational, and enlightening experience, whether they are art and history aficionados or exploring Leonardo da Vinci’s work for the first time.
The machines in the exhibit were meticulously crafted by scientists and skilled artisans in collaboration with the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Florence, Italy, and inspired by designs from the Renaissance thinker’s notebooks. The exhibition includes several largescale models including a life-sized armored tank and a glider. The models are fabricated with careful attention to the types of materials that would have been used in Leonardo’s era and are described in his manuscripts. Faithfully adhering to artist’s instructions and utilizing the tools of his time, they are hand-crafted with wood, rope, and glue. Graphic displays and videos explain the life and legacy of Leonardo and provide context for his inventiveness and designs.
More information at mohai.org