Da Vinci – The Genius

Grande Exhibitions’ Da Vinci – The Genius is the most comprehensive Leonardo da Vinci exhibition to tour the world. With the assistance of Museo Leonardo da Vinci (Italy) and Pascal Cotte of Lumiere Technology (France), this exhibition brings to life the genius of Leonardo as an inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor and philosopher.

Working from Leonardo’s codices, Italian artisans have faithfully crafted interactive and life-size machine inventions for this unique, full-spectrum Leonardo da Vinci exhibition experience. These works include the first concepts of a car, bicycle, helicopter, glider, parachute, SCUBA, submarine, military tank and ideal city to name a few.

The exhibit moves far beyond machine inventions alone, featuring facsimiles of Leonardo’s most famous codices, anatomical studies, Anghiari battle drawings and Renaissance art.

A recent addition is the high definition re-creation of The Last Supper at actual size (29 x 14.5ft) an impressive display that complements high-definition video animations explaining the Sforza Horse and Vitruvian Man.

“Da Vinci – The Genius is truly a world class exhibition. Hosting the exhibition has been an inspirational experience for everyone involved.”

- Wit Ostrenko, President, Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), Tampa

This Leonardo da Vinci exhibition also includes the world exclusive Secrets of Mona Lisa – a Louvre Museum sanctioned analysis of the iconic painting, by renowned scientific engineer, examiner and photographer of fine art, Pascal Cotte.

Suitable for all ages, this amazing Leonardo da Vinci exhibition provides a fascinating insight into not only the mind of a genius, but also into the fundamental scientific and artistic principles that he discovered. Da Vinci – The Genius is an inspiration for the whole family.

  • The world’s most comprehensive Leonardo da Vinci exhibition experience
  • 200+ exquisite pieces in total
  • 75 large-scale machine inventions, many interactive
  • 17 themed areas identify the breadth of Leonardo’s work
  • Hands-on interactives encourage tactile learning experiences
  • Accessible interpretations of the theory and objective behind each of Leonardo’s designs
  • Presents analysis and history of Leonardo’s key artworks using engaging and entertaining technologies
  • Highlights the parallels between Leonardo’s work and modern technology and engineering

Exhibition Facts
On Application to Grande Exhibitions
Traveling Exhibition Period
Generally 3-6 Months
Space Required
7,500 – 15,000sqft
Ceiling Height
Preferably 15ft and above
Freight Size
2 x 40ft high cube containers
Under supervision by 2 x Grande Exhibitions staff
Traveling Exhibition History
Baltimore, Bogota, Boston, Brussels, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cali, Cape Town, Caracas, Cincinnati, Costa Rica, Edmonton, Florence, Guayaquil, Huntsville, Johannesburg, Macau, Kaohsiung, Kazan, Kiev, Kolding, Kuala Lumpur, La Paz, Lima, Ljubljana, Manchester, Medellin, Melbourne, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Nuremberg, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Portland, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Rochester, Rome, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, San Juan, Santa Cruz, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Saint Petersburg, Taipei, Tampa, Tokyo, Vancouver, Venice, Washington D.C., Winnipeg
Past Attendances
Ranges From 20,000 – 60,000 Per Month
Past Sponsors
Ford, Samsung, Visa, Smartone, Coca Cola, Bradesco Bank, Gol Airways, LEGO®, Shun Tak, Macau Ferries, Sew Eurodrive, Institute of Italian Culture, Friends of FAI (National Trust for Italy), Commune Roma, Commune Firenze, Commune Venezia, Italian Consular General, Taiwan Cooperative Bank, 1 First Bank, Lufthansa, Dominos Pizza
Revenue Areas
Tickets, audio guide, official DVD, official exhibition program, merchandise, partnerships, hospitality
Support Materials
Exhibition, merchandise and advertising style guides
Strategic marketing and promotional plans
Press releases
Educational activities guide
Activities booklet
Educational Resources
High resolution still and video imagery for marketing
Curatorial support available

Host Presentation
Video Compilation

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