Art Meets Science in “Da Vinci - The Genius”

Joelle Grosso (February 20, 2017)
“Da Vinci - The Genius” is a temporary exhibit at the Museum of Science in Boston which will be on display until February 26th.

The Museum of Science in Boston has introduced a new exhibiton that pays tribute to the great Italian artist and scientist, Leonardo da Vinci. The Museum's mission has always been to play a leading role in transforming the nation’s relationship with science and technology. They aim to do this by "promoting active citizenship informed by the world of science and technology, inspiring lifelong appreciation of the importance and impact of science and engineering, and encourage young people of all backgrounds to explore and develop their interests in understanding the natural and human-made world."

The History of the MoS

All the way back in 1830, six men fascinated by natural history created the Boston Society of Natural History, an organization that allowed them to pursue their common scientific interests. Over time, that small group expanded into a museum which is now known globally as the Museum of Science. According to their website, it is one of largest science centers in the world as well as Boston's most popular cultural institution that features intriguing programs and hundreds of interactive exhibits.

A True Renaissance Man

So who better than Leonardo da Vinci to be presented at the Museum of Science? The famed Italian artist was not only skilled at painting and sculpting but he was also a brilliant scientist, architect, and inventor. The epitome of the ideal Renaissance humanist, da Vinci was known for constantly fusing art with science. Currently in Boston, you can rediscover his legacy in the most comprehensive exhibition on the Renaissance master to tour the world. This exhibition brings the versatile genius to life and was organized by Grande Exhibitions with the help of the Museo Leonardo da Vinci in Rome.

Inside the Exhibition

In Da Vinci – The Genius, you will have the opportunity to see some of da Vinci’s inventions that were way ahead of his time which include the first concepts of a car, bicycle, helicopter, parachute, and even a modern military tank. There is also a high-definition re-creation of The Last Supper on display as well as educational animation presentations of the Vitruvian Man, two of da Vinci’s most notable masterpieces. You'll also gain access to the exclusive Secrets of Mona Lisa exhibition which serves as an analysis of the world's most famous painting conducted at the Louvre by renowned scientific engineer, Pascal Cotte.

This beautiful exhibition is interesting for the entire family and it will satisfy both art lovers and science lovers. Get a glimpse inside the mind of a true genius while learning about the fundamental scientific and artistic principles that he discovered all at the same time! If you're planning on visiting, more information can be found at: 





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