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Da Vinci opens at Venetian Las Vegas

Imagine Exhibitions Gallery will debut its newest feature, Da Vinci The Exhibition, at The Venetian Las Vegas. The experience will open on March 12, 2014 and will follow the Renaissance master, Leonardo Da Vinci. Developed by Aurea Exhibitions and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, Inc., Da Vinci The Exhibition is a hands-on examination of da Vinci’s life, research and art. Featuring more than 65 fully built, life-size inventions, more than 20 fine art studies and dozens of stunning displays, guests will learn the complex beginnings and lifetime achievements of da Vinci through his discoveries in art, engineering, flight, hydraulics, music, light and more. “This comprehensive tribute to da Vinci’s works is a seamless complement to The Venetian’s Italian roots,” said Tom Zaller, CEO and president of Imagine Exhibitions. “Da Vinci The Exhibition provides an unsurpassed opportunity for guests to experience the life and accomplishments of one of the greatest artists and scientists the world has ever known.” Throughout the exhibition’s themed galleries, visitors will discover the breadth and scope of da Vinci’s incredibly advanced understanding of science, mathematics, nature, and the relationship between the three. The artist’s intricate designs and extraordinary early concepts are spotlighted, including his design for the helicopter, tank, SCUBA, crane, clock, submarine and his plan for a modern city. Additionally, various multimedia experiences and documentary presentations throughout the space will provide a multitude of supplementary information on da Vinci’s discoveries and creative process. Each invention featured within Da Vinci The Exhibition was handcrafted utilizing a modern translation of da Vinci’s unique mirrored writing style in an ancient Florentine dialect. Trained artisans used these translations to construct full-scale models and bring the master’s two-dimensional plans to life. In addition to da Vinci’s role as an inventor, the exhibition investigates a collection of da Vinci’s most renowned paintings, including some controversial works traditionally attributed to him, but not yet authenticated. Guests will have the opportunity to thoroughly study the artistic mastery behind such works as “Mona Lisa,” “The Last Supper,” “Portrait of a Young Man,” “Virgin of the Rocks,” “St. John the Baptist” and more. Throughout his lifelong devotion to the sciences and fascination with nature, da Vinci also extensively explored the world of anatomy. Da Vinci The Exhibition’s in-depth and enlightening explanations of his famous studies on subjects such as the golden ratio and “Vitruvian Man” are complemented by enlarged examples of the artist’s sketches and notes made during his controversial research on the human body. “We are thrilled to welcome Da Vinci The Exhibition to The Venetian’s unrivaled repertoire of entertainment offerings,” said John Caparella, president and COO of The Venetian, The Palazzo® and Sands Expo. “Imagine Exhibitions Gallery has played a key role in the city’s flourishing art scene, and this installation will create a truly enriching experience for our guests.” Imagine Exhibitions Gallery is currently home to 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic, which will conclude its limited engagement on March 2nd. At 6,800 square feet, the gallery is an ideal venue for hosting private events, dinners and cocktail receptions in a unique and compelling environment for up to 350 guests. Da Vinci The Exhibition will be open for a limited engagement beginning Wednesday, March 12. Tickets are available for purchase at The Venetian box office. Prices are as follows: adult ($27.50), senior/military/Nevada residents/students ($22.50) – must show relevant ID, and children 12 and under are free with one paying adult, with additional children being $20.50. Da Vinci The Exhibition’s operating hours will be Sunday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., last ticket sold at 6 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., last ticket sold at 8 p.m.