DaVinci Machines II: The Australian Exhibition
When: Now Open through May 2013
Where: 800 Market St., Ste. 100
Saint Louis, MO 63101
Hours: Tues – Sat 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sun – 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Across from City Gardens, One Block North of Busch Stadium
About the Exhibition:
The DaVinci Machines Exhibition, on loan from the Museum of Leonardo DaVinci in Florence, Italy, and is one of just three such exhibits traveling the world. It contains over 60 hand-crafted inventions built from Leonardo’s 500 – year old designs and is the life work of three generations of Florentine artisans. They have painstakingly brought to life the creations and concepts devised by the brilliant inventor, scientist, sculptor and artist, Leonardo DaVinci.
With over 60 machines on display, many of which are interactive, the collection features replicas of the major and most striking inventions of the original Renaissance Man. Featured machines on display include the DaVinci bicycle, hang glider, and air screw, the precursor to the modern-day helicopter. Also, on display are two of Leonardo’s revolutionary robotic inventions, the life-size robot drummer and for the first time ever, the secrets behind Leonardo’s legendary mechanical lion. The uniquely interactive machines are a popular aspect of each exhibition as visitors can touch and handle these models to gain a first-hand appreciation of how they work. Explanatory notes and illustrative panels with Leonardo’s drawings from his codices accompany each model.
Highlights of the Exhibition:
- We have several life-size versions of DaVinci’s most famous designs on loan from the Museum of Leonardo DaVinci inFlorence, Italy displayed for the first time in North Amer
- We will be unveiling Leonardo’s incredible vision of the “Ideal City” in full color graphic panels and stunning animation for the first time ever
- Experience DaVinci’s “Last Supper” in the size and scope of how he intended his masterpiece to be viewed
- You will be amazed by our recreation of the Battle of the Titans. In 1505, DaVinci and Michaelangelo were commissioned to paint opposing frescoes in the Hall of Five Hundred in Florence, Italy. Both paintings were left unfinished and over 500 years later we have reproduced them here in Saint Louis, MO.
- Discover Leonardo’s version of the great pyramid building machine revealed for the first time at the DaVinci Machines II inNorth America. This incredible, actual working model, called the Herodotus Machine was believed to have helped build the great pyramids of Egypt.
- View beautiful reproductions of over half of Leonardo’s masterpieces in our stunning art gallery