U.S. Space and Rocket Center Hosts ‘Da Vinci – The Genius’ Through March 2

Posted on: 11:42 am, October 30, 2013, by and , updated on: 02:24pm, December 12, 2013

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – You have until March 2, 2014 to check out an incredible traveling exhibition at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

Da Vinci – The Genius brings to life Leonardo da Vinci as an inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor and philosopher.

This amazing exhibition provides fascinating insight into not only the mind of a genius, but the fundamental scientific and artistic principles that he discovered.  You will be immersed in da Vinci’s timeless brilliance through full-scale interpretations of the mastermind’s inventions and unparalleled studies of his iconic art.

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Enjoy more than 200 unique pieces including 75 life-size machine inventions, including the first automobile concepts, bicycle, helicopter, glider, parachute, Scuba, submarine, military tanks and much more.

You’ll also see three-dimensional renderings of da Vinci’s most notable Renaissance works and an eye-opening, in-depth analysis of his most famous piece, “Mona Lisa.”  This exhibit features the findings of French scientific engineer and examiner of fine art, Pascal Cotte, who was granted unprecedented access to take “Mona Lisa” off the wall and out of its frame to conduct a scientific analysis that reveals dozens of secrets about history’s most elusive piece of art.

“This exhibition was created by Grande Exhibitions, Australia to celebrate Leonardo da Vinci’s great works and place them all together in a single location so people can marvel at the brilliance of his great mind. We’re honored to bring this exceptional project to the people of Huntsville,” said Dr. Deborah Barnhart, CEO & Executive Director of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.  “Da Vinci – The Genius is an example of how art and invention broadens all horizons. Da Vinci offers visitors of all ages and backgrounds an entertaining, educational and enlightening experience, whether they are art and history aficionados or seeing da Vinci’s work for the first time.”

Da Vinci – The Genius will be at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center through March 2, 2014.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children and five years and under are free. The exhibit will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Click here for more information or call 1-800-637-7223.