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May 24, 2019 - September 8, 2019

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is proud to present The World of da Vinci, featuring 2 rare folios of the authentic, 500-year-old Codex Atlanticus. This remarkable exhibition also features over three-dozen reconstructions of Leonardo da Vinci’s fantastic machines, including over a dozen that are built life size including his Mechanical Lion, Mechanical Bat and Great Kite. The Reagan Library is also showcasing the worldwide premiere of da Vinci’s Double Continuous Organ, which is one of his most functional projects!

The two authentic folios on display, known as 710 and 897, are shown alongside their real life, reconstructed counterparts (The Flying Bicycle, Flying Tandem and Mazzocchio) and allow you to explore the true artistry and virtuoso of da Vinci.

Come discover the true Leonardo da Vinci through these sources of inspiration: a workshop of ideas and designs for everyone.

 

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Great Continuous Organ

Lady with Ermine

Lady with Ermine

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

In The World of da Vinci, Leonardo da Vinci’s famous art also comes to life with digitally restored, (life-size) reproductions of The Mona Lisa, Vitruvian Man, The Last Supper and Lady with an Ermine. Each are displayed alongside interactive kiosks where you can learn more about the artwork, learn how the artwork has been restored over the years, and more!

“I had a great time at the da Vinci Exhibit. I got to learn more about the man behind the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper and the Vitruvian Man - 5 stars.”
- Kim T on Yelp, 6/18/19

“My second time there. Current visiting attraction was Leonard da Vinci. Both permanent and da Vinci exhibits were excellent, more than you could digest in a single day. Walk through of Air Force One is unique. Well worth visiting if you're in So, Cal – 5 stars.”
– Carl B on Tripadvisor, June 2019

Leonardo da Vinci was a true genius who graced this world with his presence from April 15, 1452 to May 2, 1519. He is among the most influential artists in history, having left a significant legacy not only in the realm of art but in science as well, each discipline informing his mastery of the other. Today, no name better seems to symbolize the Renaissance age than da Vinci. In The World of da Vinci, you’ll discover machines and artwork to get a more complete understanding of the genius – Leonardo da Vinci.

 

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*Some of the items in the exhibition are replicas.