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December 29, 2009 - by City Guide

Leonardo da Vinci’s Workshop -- a highly anticipated new exhibit featuring life-size, interactive models of Leonardo’s inventions and machines and state-of-the-art touch screen technology to recreate the ultimate Renaissance man’s personal notebooks (codices) -- has made its U.S. premiere at Discovery - Times Square Exhibition (226 W. 44th St.), running now through March 2010. The exhibition, direct from Milan, brings to life dozens of Leonardo’s inventions, visions and concepts, including his gigantic flying machines, automobile, robots, weapons of war, and mechanical devices, among others -- all of which foreshadowed modern technology.

Highlights of the unparalleled new exhibit, which celebrates the genius of a man who was hundreds of years ahead of his time, include the Great Kite, which is considered his “definitive” flying machine, as well as the world’s first working prototype of his Self-Propelling Cart, and the first physical models of his Mechanical Bat and Mechanical Lion, among others. All of the models in the exhibit were constructed from Leonardo’s surviving codices, which contain thousands of pages of notes, drawings and designs, and were recreated using materials and techniques that would have existed in the 15th and 16th centuries.

The exhibit, curated by the noted Leonardo experts at Leonardo3 in Milan and produced by Running Subway Productions, also includes displays of Leonardo’s masterpieces pre-and-post restoration as well as innovative touch screen technology that translates more than 500 sketches from his codices into 3-dimensional models. Other highlights of the exhibit include a recreation of Leonardo’s workshop and a film providing insight into the mind and life of a genius.

Leonardo da Vinci’s Workshop will run for a strictly limited engagement through March 2010. Tickets are available for $17.50 (child 4-12), $19.50 (adult) and $18.50 (senior), children under 4 are free. Groups of 15 or more save up to 20 percent on tickets with advanced reservations.

Tickets to Da Vinci’s Workshop are available by clicking here, at the Discovery TSX box office located at 226 W. 44th St. and by phone at 866-9-TSXNYC. The exhibition is open 7 days a week, from 10am-10pm. Last admission is one hour prior to closing.


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