Created by Grande Experiences, Da Vinci —Inventions brings to life the genius of Leonardo as an inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, and more.
The exhibition features carefully crafted interactive and life-size machine inventions of Leonardo da Vinci’s work, offering visitors a look at the creativity of the ultimate Renaissance man, who laid the groundwork for some of the modern world’s most impactful inventions, such as the helicopter, airplane, automobile, submarine, parachute, and bicycle.
Suitable for all ages, this exhibition provides fascinating insight into not only the mind of a genius, but also into the fundamental scientific and artistic principles that he explored.
Generous support for Da Vinci – Inventions in Seattle provided by Laird Norton Wealth Management, the Estate of Harold and Mary Frances Hill, Mike Repass, and the MOHAI Exhibits Fund.
Da Vinci – Inventions opens at MOHAI on July 31, 2021.
Leonardo da Vinci has been widely celebrated as a leading Renaissance painter and sculptor, but although he was also known as an engineer and a scientist, his work in these fields remained hidden for many centuries. It is only relatively recently that analysis of his full body of work has led us to realize the true scope of his genius – he truly was one of the greatest inventors, artists, scientists and thinkers of all time.
Opening at Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) on July 31, 2021, the exhibition also moves far beyond machine inventions alone, featuring facsimiles of Leonardo’s most famous codices, anatomical studies, and the Battle of Anghiari drawings that complement the entertaining and educational animation presentations of the Vitruvian Man and one of Leonardo’s most ambitious projects – the Sforza horse sculpture.
Suitable for all ages, this amazing exhibition provides a fascinating insight into not only the mind of a genius, but also into the fundamental scientific and artistic principles that he discovered. Da Vinci – Inventions is an inspiration for the whole family.
Many thanks to all the individuals who advised and participated in the Da Vinci – Inventions Advisory Committee.
The MOHAI Mercantile has a variety of souvenirs available inspired by the Da Vinci – Inventions exhibition. Visit the store open daily or shop online.
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