DaVinci X Exhibition Opens At The Denver Pavilions Presented By Colorado School Of Mines
The DaVinci X - The Machines & You Exhibition presented by Colorado School of Mines is now open at the Denver Pavilions. The renowned museum-quality exhibition will be at the Denver Pavilions for a limited engagement.
The DaVinci Machines Exhibition, which has been touring North America for the last six years, is collaborating with Colorado School of Mines to present a one-of-a-kind experience only available in Denver. The exhibition will not only highlight the greatest inventor and artist of all time with interactive models and art of Leonardo DaVinci but also bring together for the first time a workshop and 3D makerspace focused on creativity and innovation.
This one-of-a-kind "DaVinci Makerspace," the brainchild of Dr. Werner Kuhr, director of the Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Mines, will feature 3D printers with CAD/CAM software, allowing visitors to leave with their own 3D-printed Leonardo DaVinci invention. This aspect of the exhibition is something that DaVinci could only have dreamed of, exhibition curator Mark Rodgers said.
"We are totally excited at Genius Productions to be associated with Colorado School of Mines in combining their commitment to learning and individual development alongside the genius of DaVinci," Rodgers said. "The whole idea and focus of this exhibition and makerspace is to inspire the visitor to 'Discover the DaVinci in You."
Other popular aspects of the exhibition will include guided tours, a free audio tour that plays on the visitors' own smartphone with ear buds and the exclusive "DaVinci Genius" movie that explores the genius of the greatest inventor of all time. In the Kids Sections, young students can color the Mona Lisa, build DaVinci's portable foot bridge and make a parachute that actually flies.
For the first time in Denver, the exhibition will feature a full-size reproduction of DaVinci's musical water organ. This musical instrument invention, just discovered in DaVinci's codices over the last decade, has just now been produced and is the only one of its kind in the world. Museum-quality digital canvas reproductions of DaVinci's greatest masterpieces will be on display, as well as a near life-size replica of the Last Supper the way Leonardo intended his masterpiece to be viewed and DaVinci's Battle of Anghari, known as the "Lost Leonardo."
The Titans Experience Theatre Production:
In addition to the exhibition, the national touring production of DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience Theatre Performance will be presented at various times during the run of the exhibition in Denver. The performance is a two-hour Broadway-style multimedia show that compares and contrasts the incredible lives of Leonardo and Michelangelo as never before. This original theatre production has been touring the U.S. for the last two years and is exclusively represented by Columbia Artist Theatricals in New York City.
"We are so thrilled to have our exhibition at the Denver Pavilions," Rodgers said. "So far everyone has been embracing our exhibit and, out of every state, Colorado has shown the most interest. Denver has always been our top city choice presenting the exhibition and performance. Wherever we go it feels like the exhibition was meant to be here."
DaVinci Machines is a ticketed exhibition. Children under 5 are free. Children ages 5-10 are $8. Students, teachers, military and seniors (55+) are $10. Adults are $12, and a Family Pack (up to 5 people) is $35 Student group pricing is available for groups of 20 or more and reservation are required. The Titans Experience Theatre Production is ticketed separately.
Admission hours for the exhibit are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday Noon- 5 p.m. The exhibit is closed Mondays for private and group events. The Titans Experience Theater performances will be announced on an individual nightly basis.
Parking is available at Denver Pavilions' underground garage on Welton Street and surrounding surface lots. For additional information about the DaVinci X - The Machines & You Exhibition, visit www.discoverdavinci.com.
About DaVinci Machines & Art Exhibition:
The DaVinci Machines & Art Exhibition displaying hand-crafted inventions built from Leonardo's 500-year-old designs brought to life the creations by the brilliant scientist, inventor and artist Leonardo Da Vinci as well as his Masterpieces digitally remastered for an up close and personal look at the greatest genius of all time. The Magnificent Machines on display, many of which are interactive, features replicas of the major and most striking inventions of the original Renaissance Man. The main features on display include the "bicycle", "spring powered car", "hang glider" and the "air screw", a precursor to the helicopter and the secrets behind Leonardo's legendary robotic lion. This exhibition presents models grouped in themes: War machines, Flying machines, Nautical & Hydraulic machines, as well as devices illustrating the Principles of Mechanics. The interactive machines are a popular aspect of each exhibition as visitors can touch and handle these models to gain a firsthand appreciation of how they work. Explanatory notes and illustrative panels with Leonardo's drawings accompany each model. The patron will not only experience DaVinci's magnificent machines, but also the artwork of the great master along with those of his contemporary Michelangelo. The exhibition features exclusive HD photographs of the Sistine Chapel prior to the restoration so you we get an unparalleled view of the ceiling just how Michelangelo intended.
About Colorado School of Mines:
Colorado School of Mines is a public university focused on science and engineering, dedicated to educating and inspiring students, advancing knowledge, and innovating to address the great challenges society faces today-particularly those related to the Earth, energy and the environment. Founded in 1874 with specialties in mining and metallurgy, Mines' scope and mission has expanded to meet the needs of industry and society, producing distinctive graduates and revolutionary innovations, and becoming a world leader in advancing sustainable use of the Earth's resources.
About Denver Pavilions:
Denver Pavilions is a one-of-a-kind retail/entertainment center in the heart of downtown Denver on the 16th Street Mall, providing a "critical mass" of 40 retail tenants, restaurants and entertainment venues. The open-air Denver Pavilions features three-story buildings on a two-block development that is linked by "The Great Wall," an interior structure featuring the words, "DENVER", which has become the world wide symbol of downtown Denver. With such "marquee" tenants as Hard Rock Cafe, H&M, Maggiano's, 15-screen United Artist Theatre, Barnes & Noble, Lucky Strike Lanes, Forever 21, Denver Pavilions has become a magnet for the metropolitan region. Denver Pavilions is conveniently located for the downtown area's 110,000 office workers and growing residential base and is close to the 16th Street Mall, theaters, restaurants, events, cultural and athletic facilities.