St. Louis displays the genius of DaVinci

January 29, 2013 by  

The DaVinci Machines Exhibit is being loaned from the Museum of Leonardo DaVinci in Florence, Italy. It has been showing in three United States cities since last year and the exhibit will be on display in St. Louis until May.

The exhibit features 60 replicas of machines which were designed by Leonardo DaVinci, many of which are interactive. These machines include a bicycle, a hang glider, robots, and an air screw, which is a forerunner of the helicopter. Many of these machines show how far ahead of his time the artist and inventor was and should be eye-opening to those who only think of DaVinci as one of the greatest painters of the Renaissance. There will no doubt be something to appeal to every member of the family at this exhibit.

This exhibit will likely draw visitors from all over the area, including nearby Manchester. Organizers are probably working with local printing companies to help spread word of this unique event throughout the state. Products such as flyers can be distributed easily and for very little cost, yet they are among the most effective forms of advertising today.

The DaVinci Machines Exhibit is showing at the Bank of America Plaza in St. Louis until May 2013. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday and guided tours are available. Tickets are $14 for adults, $11 for seniors, teachers, military, and students, and $9 for children while a family pass is also available for $40. For more information, call 314-241-1241.