“Leonardo Da Vinci: Machines in Motion” Exhibit at the George Bush Presidential Library

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What do you know about Leonardo Da Vinci?

Most know him best for his art, however, he had a very diverse list of interests, passions and successes that have helped shape our society.

Leonardo Da Vinci is well celebrated as a master of a multitude of professions. He was known as a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, anatomist and engineer.

This coming month, the George Bush Library will open up a special interactive exhibit titled “Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion.” This hands-on interactive experience will be unlike any other brought to the Presidential Library.

This event is very unique, due to the fact that most of these machines are built fully life size and operational.

Each specific machine in the exhibit (and boy are there a lot) has been uniquely constructed from Leonardo’s preciously preserved notebooks. Highly qualified craftsmen and modern scientists created these wonders in the very heart of the Renaissance, Florence, Italy. They have been carefully shipped right here to College Station, so that we Aggies can explore this wondrous exhibit in person.

Da Vinci’s machines are grouped into four sections, based upon applications linked to the natural elements, which he has always held a strong affinity for. Da Vinci loved Mother Nature and the four elements associated with her: fire, water, earth and air. His machines all fall under categories such as water machines, machines to do with air, and so forth with both fire and the earth as well.

This exhibit will feature over 30 machines that are all based off of Da Vinci’s original visionary designs. This feature is intended to help others get their creative wheels spinning both mentally and psychically.

This exhibit will open up here soon, and will remain open from March 1, 2018 all the way to January 6, 2019. This hands on experience will be open to all ages during the establishment’s business hours of 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

These materials were crafted by hand using all the tools prescribed by the master himself, and reinforced for this traveling exhibit. So come on out, and see these “Machines in Motion” for yourselves.                                                    

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