April 21, 2021

Leonardo da Vinci: Machines In Motion

Another cultural event I caught in its last days in Las Vegas was “Leonardo da Vinci: Machines In Motion” at the Origen Museum on the Springs Preserve campus.
This wondrous exhibit features 40 of da Vinci’s inventions which he grouped into areas of air, land, fire and water. These life size, fully-operational mechanisms have been recreated by skilled present day artisans. I marveled at things such as his robot, his parachute, his machine gun, his tank, his printing press and his hang glider. His attempts at giving man “wings” are especially evocative. This fascinating exhibit will be in Tyler, Texas from May 24, 2014 to Sept. 7, 2014.
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