Enter a world filled with inventions imagined five centuries before their realization at Da Vinci Machines & Robotics. Opening Saturday at Cranbrook Institute of Science, the exhibition includes more than 75 exhibits, reconstructed from the manuscripts — Codices — and drawings of 15th century Renaissance Man Leonardo da Vinci.
Da Vinci Machines & Robotics features Leonardo’s amazing flying machines, nautical, hydraulic and architectural innovations, groundbreaking applications of civil engineering, artwork, and incredible war machines. Exploring and connecting his studies in nature, anatomy, mechanics, flight, and robotics, the exhibition demonstrates how Leonardo’s work is more relevant in today’s scientific world than 500 years ago when he first conceived his amazing ideas.
The exhibition includes 15 high quality reproduction artworks, giant art panels, computer animations, film screenings and rare copies of Leonardo da Vinci Codices – Codex Atlanticus (1478 – 1519), the largest with 401 sheets, held in the Ambrosiana Library Milan, and Codex on Anatomy Windsor Collection (1502 – 1513), Windsor Castle Royal Library, London.
The traveling exhibition was created by The Artisans of Florence — International in collaboration with The Niccolai Group. The Cranbrook Institute of Science exhibition is presented by PNC Bank. The special exhibit runs through Jan. 13, 2019 at CIS.