Goodman Theatre is now presenting their major revival of Mary Zimmerman's The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci-three decades after the play premiered in the Goodman's Studio Series (at the Art Institute of Chicago). Movement and music unite to deliver a poetic glimpse into the mind of history's ultimate Renaissance man. The Notebooks of Leonardo da V...

Italy's newspapers on Thursday were full of a story about the "discovery" of a Mona Lisa, a replica of the world-renowned masterpiece in the Louvre, in the collection of the Italian parliament in Rome. News about the so-called Gioconda "hidden in storage in Montecitorio" spread quickly on social media, with a headline in La Repubblica claiming "It...

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will host a special exhibit featuring a hands-on display of full-size replicas of Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions from Feb. 21 to May 8. The exhibit, titled “Leonardo da Vinci Machines in Motion” and built in Florence, Italy, is a touring exhibit by Evergreen Exhibits. It contains 40 actual-size working mach...

Lakewood Ranch resident Mary Ann Cricchio loves all things Italian. "I visited the Uffizi, and I just found myself staying in the Leonardo da Vinci room and was really captured by the emotion in the painting the ’Annunciation.' I wanted that recreated on the ceiling of my great room," explained Cricchio. As the owner of Da Mimmo Tours, she spends h...

In the late 1480s, Leonardo da Vinci sketched out a clever design for a one-person helicopter propelled by an "aerial screw." You may have seen his drawings and wondered whether one of the choppers could ever take flight. Now we know the answer. The Italian genius was right.  Starting in 2019, a University of Maryland engineering team designed and...

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm. Join the Friends of the Dartmouth Libraries on Tuesdays (January 18-February 22) from 11 a.m.-noon for the 32nd Annual Molly Little Art Film Series which will focus on Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian High Renaissance.  Audience members will learn about the artist and some of his most important works...

If one was asked to name a true genius, two names are likely to commonly come up, Albert Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath in the High Renaissance. He was a genius who was an engineer, scientist, theorist, draughtsman, painter, sculptor, and architect. He is an icon and symbol of the Renaissance and a truly r...

A new exhibit at MOHAI brings some of Leonardo Da Vinci’s invention ideas to life. Da Vinci - Inventions focuses on the artist’s codices - small booklets containing sketches and descriptions (often written in backward handwriting) - containing ideas that were precursors to airplanes and automobiles. "We know Leonardo is a great artist, we think of...

A global exhibit showcasing newly-built works based mostly on the sketches of Leonardo DaVinci opens in Seattle on Saturday. The touring exhibit will probably be housed within the Museum of History and Industry till Jan. 2 for its West Coast premiere. DaVinci was an inventor, artist, sculpture and extra, however the items within the exhibit weren’t...

A study into the family history of the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo Da Vinci claims to have found 14 living relatives, the youngest aged one. The findings form part of a decades-long project, led by art historians Alessandro Vezzosi and Agnese Sabato, aimed at reconstructing the genealogical profile of Da Vinci – who never married and had no...