Leonardo da Vinci may be best known for the "Mona Lisa," but his influence extends far beyond that. He was an inventor, a scientist and a poet — an iconic Renaissance man.
To celebrate and understand his contributions to science, engineering and art, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science will host Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius, which is being billed as "the most comprehensive exhibition about Leonardo ever presented." The exhibit opens Friday, March 1, and ends August 25.
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The show will include models of seventy of Leonardo's machines that he designed in his notebooks, including a helicopter, an airplane, an automobile, a submarine and a military tank. The exhibit also takes a look at how the "Mona Lisa" was created and includes the museum's historical enactors and a multi-sensory cinematic experience.
“We are thrilled to bring Colorado the most comprehensive exhibition about Leonardo da Vinci ever created," says the museum's CEO and president, George Sparks, in a statement. “Leonardo’s passion for furthering human understanding of the world resonates with us and reflects our commitment to being catalysts for curiosity in our community.”
Tickets, $20.95 to $28.95, are available at the museum's website or by phone at 303-370-6000.