Join us for an incredible evening as we unveil the DaVinci Machines Exhibition and host a spellbinding performance of “DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience” on Saturday, April 1st beginning at 5:00 PM at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.
Guests will be the first to browse the DaVinci Machines Exhibition’s 65+ interactive machines, see officially licensed copies of the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, listen to audio tours, enjoy cocktails, passed appetizers and much more. At 7:00 PM, guests will take in a two-hour (with intermission) performance of “DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience” a spellbinding performance showcasing the amazing similarities between Leonardo DaVinci and Michelangelo (see video below).
The evening is open to all ages! Click the orange button below to purchase tickets.
When Leonardo DaVinci died in 1519, he left behind some 45,000 sheets of linen paper containing his detailed notes and drawings on his studies, observations, thoughts, designs and inventions. The DaVinci Machines Exhibition brings these sketches and inventions to life!
The DaVinci Machines Exhibition displays over 65 hand-crafted inventions built from Leonardo’s 500-year-old designs. The magnificent machines on display, many of which are interactive, feature replicas of the major and most striking inventions of the original Renaissance Man. Visitors will also find many of DaVinci’s masterpieces remastered for an up close and personal look at the greatest genius of all time. The main machines on display include the “bicycle”, “spring powered car”, “hang glider” and the “air screw”, a precursor to the helicopter. 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 popular as visitors can touch and handle these models to gain a first-hand appreciation of how they work. Explanatory notes and illustrative panels with Leonardo’s drawings accompany each model. This exhibit also contains a 45-minute film, an interactive kid’s area, audio and docent-guided tours and more!
Wings’ will also be proudly hosting monthly performances dedicated to showcasing the incredible similarities between Leonardo DaVinci and Michelangelo. The first performance is Saturday, April 1st. Doors open at 5:00 PM for a “first-look” at the new exhibit.
Below is a brief video of the performance – “DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience” which can be seen during the exhibit unveiling celebration on Saturday, April 1st.
The “Discover DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience” original, national touring theater performance makes its debut at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum on Saturday, April 1, 2017 for an “Opening Night” 7:00pm performance.
Mark Rodgers, the renowned creator and host of the famously interactive, multi-media performance, is also the curator of the DaVinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibitions from the permanent Museum of Leonardo DaVinci in Florence, Italy.
Rogers will take audiences on a FANTASTIC, AWE-INSPIRING journey through the Italian Renaissance as seen through the eyes of these two monumental geniuses, who were not only contemporaries, but also fierce competitors.
This non-stop, multi-media performance includes movies, 3-D animations, and images of DaVinci and Michelangelo’s inventions, machines, images of codices, artwork, paintings, and sculptures.
“DaVinci and Michelangelo have an outreach and following that everyone can relate to,” says Rodgers. “Everything they said and did relates to our lives today…”
Exhibit Admission Pricing:
Adult – $20 (includes museum admission)
Senior/Military – $14.50 (includes museum admission)