Simi Valley, Calif. – The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is proud to present The World of da Vinci, featuring 2 rare folios of the authentic, 500-year-old Codex Atlanticus.
This remarkable exhibition also features over three-dozen reconstructions of Leonardo da Vinci’s fantastic machines, including over a dozen that are built life size including his Mechanical Lion, Mechanical Bat and Great Kite. The Reagan Library is also showcasing the worldwide premiere of da Vinci’s Double Continuous Organ, which is one of his most functional projects!
The two authentic folios on display, known as 710 and 897, are shown alongside their real life, reconstructed counterparts (The Flying Bicycle, Flying Tandem and Mazzocchio) and allow you to explore the true artistry and virtuoso of da Vinci.
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In The World of da Vinci, Leonardo da Vinci’s famous art also comes to life with digitally restored, (life-size) reproductions of The Mona Lisa, Vitruvian Man, The Last Supper and Lady with an Ermine. Each are displayed alongside interactive kiosks where you can learn more about the artwork, learn how the artwork has been restored over the years, and more!