DA VINCI — THE GENIUS” OPENS AT SCIENCE MUSEUM OKLAHOMA JUNE 25
Visitors can experience the most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever compiled on Leonardo da Vinci until Jan. 8, 2017
“Da Vinci – The Genius,” the most comprehensive exploration of Leonardo da Vinci’s work ever created, opens to the public at Science Museum Oklahoma on June 25. The interactive experience will immerse guests in da Vinci’s timeless brilliance through full-scale interpretations of the mastermind’s inventions and unparalleled studies of his iconic art.
“Da Vinci – The Genius” demonstrates the full scope of da Vinci’s remarkable genius as an inventor, artist, anatomist, sculptor, engineer, musician and architect. Guests will enjoy 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.
WHAT: “Da Vinci – The Genius”
WHEN: June 25 to Jan. 8, 2017
WHERE: Science Museum Oklahoma
2020 Remington Place
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
VISUALS: Interviews with Clint Stone, Director of Education at Science Museum Oklahoma
Photo and video of life-size recreations of da Vinci inventions and interactive machines
Photo and video of replicas of some of da Vinci’s most famous works
Other highlights include reproductions of numerous works of art, anatomical sketches, the preparatory drawings of the “Anghiari Battle,” and educational animation presentations of “The Last Supper,” the “Vitruvian Man,” and other rarely seen perspectives on famous works. Guests also will enjoy a glimpse into da Vinci’s mysterious alphabet and writing techniques as they browse touch-screen versions of his actual codices, or notebooks.
The exhibition was developed by Grande Exhibitions, under the auspices of the Commune di Roma, Commune di Firenze and Citta Di Venezia and with the assistance of Pascal Cotte of Lumiere Technologies, France.
“Da Vinci – The Genius” opens to the public on Saturday, June 25.
Tickets are $9.95 for adults and $5.95 for children 12 and younger, in addition to regular museum admission.
Daily general admission is $14.95 for adults (ages 13 to 64) and $12.95 for children (ages 3 to 12) and seniors (65 and older).
Science Museum Oklahoma is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, go to www.sciencemuseumok.org or call (405) 602-3760.
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ABOUT SCIENCE MUSEUM OKLAHOMA
Science Museum Oklahoma is the state’s only hands-on science museum and, with over 350,000 square feet, one of the largest science museums in the nation. With a mission of enriching lives by revealing the wonder and relevance of science, Science Museum Oklahoma demonstrates the relationship between the physical sciences and everyday experiences. The museum influences how Oklahomans learn about science through the medium of interactive exhibits, discovery-based activities, astronomy shows, Science Live! demonstrations, educational outreach efforts and special events. The museum’s clear mission and firm focus on science literacy encourages families to develop and build upon a strong foundation in the sciences.
ABOUT GRANDE EXHIBITIONS
Grande Exhibitions is the creator and promoter of “Da Vinci – The Genius.” Having 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 audiences in excess of 8 million people.
Grande Exhibitions operates from its head office in Melbourne, Australia, with satellite offices in London, Atlanta, and Santiago, Chile. Grande Exhibitions also owns and operates Museo Leonardo Da Vinci – a permanent museum in a prestigious central location in Rome.
ABOUT PASCAL COTTE
Pascal Cotte is an engineer optician who is the inventor of the first multi-spectral high-definition camera and his revolutionary lighting allows for the conservation of the digitized documents. Cotte has worked for more than 20 years in his own high technology and IT companies to develop video solutions for major television studios and also the first Macintosh webcams and video cards, then flatbed scanners. He later invented the Jumboscan camera and the Jumbolux for digitizing large format documents with unequalled precision, with seven microns distortion, before developing the multi spectral camera. Cotte is a cofounder of LT2, and at the head of scientific research.
He digitized the “Mona Lisa” in the most recent analysis of the artwork, with exceptional detail and accuracy of colors never obtained before. He contributed to the success of the European project “Crisatel” to create a new standard of digitization of the global pictorial documents.