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Leonardo da Vinci Machines in Motion – George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

October 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is excited to announce its featured exhibit for 2018: “Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion.” Leonardo da Vinci is celebrated as a painter, sculptor, musician, architect, engineer and anatomist. Most enduring to his legacy are his inventions and designs. “Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion” presents full-scale machines that were built after in-depth study of Leonardo da Vinci’s designs by a group of scientists and skilled craftsmen in Florence, Italy. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that many of the mechanisms are life-sized and fully operational.

Experience the genius of Leonardo Da Vinci through over 30 machines based on his visionary designs. Each machine has been faithfully constructed from Leonardo’s notebooks by a modern team of scientists and craftsman in the heart of the Renaissance, Florence, Italy.

Set the machines in motion. Explore the range of mechanical principles Leonardo employed. Set the mind of the ultimate Renaissance man artwork through his notes and drawings. Compare Leonardo’s designs with today’s innovations.

The machines are grouped into four sections, based upon applications linked to the elements, which held a strong fascination for Leonardo da Vinci: Fire, Water, Earth and Air.

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Sunday Museum Hours – noon to 5 pm

Ride: Starts at McDonalds – US 287 at Walnut Creek – Mansfield TX

Kickstands up Sunday October 21st @ 8am (come earlier for coffee/breakfast)

11:30am Lunch at BJ’s Roadhouse at TX 6 and Harvey Rd in College Station @ 11:30am.

Visit Museum @ 12:30pm.

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Details

Date:
October 21, 2018
Time:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Website:
https://www.bush41.org/exhibits/single-exhibit?id=38#secExhibit