The DaVinci Machines Exhibition is now open at the Denver Pavilions. The museum-quality exhibition will be at the location next to H&M for a limited engagement until the end of December 2012. Denver is the third stop in the US for the exhibition.
The exhibition is on loan from the Museum of Leonardo DaVinci in Florence, Italy, and contains over 60 hand-crafted exhibits, half of which are interactive, all made by 3rd generation craftsmen. Each exhibit is a replica built from Leonardo's 500 year old designs. The exhibition is grouped into four themes: war machines, flying machines, nautical and hydraulic machines and mechanics. The 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 exhibit.
"We are so thrilled to have our exhibition at the Denver Pavilions," said Ali Rodgers, Museum Curator. "So far everyone has been embracing our exhibit and, out of every state, Colorado has shown the most interest."
Although this is the DaVinci Machines Exhibition, there are large graphic installations of different works of Leonardo's masterpieces on display. Additionally, for the first time in the world, the exhibition will feature a near life-size replica of the Last Supper the way Leonardo intended his masterpiece to be viewed.