FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2018
Mary Ann Hatchitt
(Albuquerque, NM) – Da Vinci—The Genius opens at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science two weeks from today at 9am on Saturday, February 10, 2018. This world class exhibition from Grande Exhibitions remains on display at the Museum daily from 9am-5pm through July 29, 2018.
Da Vinci – The Genius demonstrates the full scope of Leonardo da Vinci’s remarkable genius as an inventor, artist, anatomist, sculptor, engineer, musician and architect. Guests will enjoy many unique pieces including life-size machine inventions, entertaining animations of da Vinci’s most notable Renaissance works and an eye-opening, in-depth analysis of his most famous piece, “Mona Lisa.” Visitors will be able to push, pull, crank and interact with many of these exhibits for a hands-on understanding of the scientific principles behind them.
“This is the most comprehensive exploration of Leonardo da Vinci’s work ever created, and we are thrilled to be able to host it during this limited engagement in Albuquerque,” said Museum Director Margie Marino. “The interactive experience will immerse guests in Leonardo’s timeless brilliance through full-scale interpretations of the mastermind’s inventions and unparalleled studies of his iconic art.”
Created with the assistance of the Museo Leonardo da Vinci – Rome, Italy, and many experts in Italy and France, Da Vinci – The Genius celebrates one of the most revered and dynamic minds of all time. The exhibition features 17 compelling themed areas of da Vinci’s work, offering visitors an unmatched look inside the mind of the ultimate Renaissance man who laid the groundwork for some of modern society’s most impactful inventions such as the helicopter, airplane, automobile, submarine, parachute and bicycle.
For more information about Da Vinci—The Genius: http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/exhibits/temporary-exhibits/da-vinci-genius
Doors open to the public on February 10, 2018. Prices are $22 per ticket. For Ticket information: http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/exhibits/temporary-exhibits/da-vinci-genius
About the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org. Established in 1986, the mission of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is to preserve and interpret the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of our state through extraordinary collections, research, exhibits and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning. The NMMNHS offers exhibits, exhibitions, programs, and workshops in Paleontology, Geoscience, Bioscience, Earth Science, Natural Science, Gemology, is the Southwest’s largest repository for dinosaur fossils, and includes a Planetarium and a DynaTheater. A division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, the Museum is open 7 days a week, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. 1801 Mountain Road NW, northeast of Historic Old Town Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87104, (505) 841-2800. Events, news releases and images about activities at the Museum of Natural History and Science and other in divisions of the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at media.newmexicoculture.org.
ABOUT GRANDE EXHIBITIONS:
Creators and promoters of Da Vinci The Genius, who have researched, sourced and interpreted much of what is contained in the exhibition.
Grande Exhibitions specializes in the creation, design, production, promotion and installation of large-scale international traveling exhibitions and permanent exhibition experiences of broad cultural appeal, which are engaging, entertaining and educational.
Grande Exhibitions conceptualizes exhibition experiences of timeless brand appeal and transforms them into visually and technically stunning exhibit masterpieces, ready to tour internationally. Our collection of exhibitions has been hosted in over 90 cities across six continents, to more than 8 million people.
Grande Exhibitions operates from its head office in Melbourne, Australia, with satellite offices in London, UK, Atlanta, USA, and Santiago, Chile. Grande Exhibitions also owns and operates Museo Leonardo da Vinci – a permanent museum in a prestigious central location in Rome, Italy.