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Da Vinci – The Genius is the most comprehensive exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci to tour the world and brings to life the full range of his genius as an inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor and philosopher. Da Vinci – The Genius blends science, engineering, art and culture in an exploration of ten themed areas, including the world exclusive Secrets of Mona Lisa – a ground breaking analysis of Leonardo’s most famous painting. 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 – The Genius is an inspiration for the whole family.
We checked out his codices (little notebooks) first and were so interested in how he wrote (like a mirror as he was left handed) and how amazing his mind truly was. It also made me a little bit more lenient to all the notebooks lying around my house 😉
The exhibit has several areas with models of his inventions. What we thought was so cool was how some of his inventions were so far ahead of his time, there wasn’t a way to construct some of them yet.
Of course he loved the “ok to touch” signs. It is amazing how many different tools there were.
Da Vinci wasn’t allowed a formal education, instead he learned through the power of observation and experience.
It was cool to see how they went about finding out what The Mona Lisa’s original colors were and I got to share with him about when I saw The Mona Lisa in the Louvre. Hopefully some day I can take him!
If you’re in Phoenix Da Vinci – The Genius is an awesome exhibition that you’ll want to check out! It’s here until June 9, 2013.
Da Vinci – The Genius was created by Grande Exhibitions, with the assistance of the Anthropos Foundation, Italy, and Pascal Cotte, France. It is sponsored locally by JP Morgan Chase, The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com and located in the Sybil B. Harrington Galleries.
We couldn’t be at the AZ Science Center and not check out all the other fun spaces!
We had a great time and museums are one of the BEST ways to learn without it feeling like “work”. One of our favorite ways to spend time together too!
Disclosure: I was given passes to the AZ Science Center but all experiences, opinions, and photos are my own!