FORT WAYNE — Science Central’s next temporary exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci: Artist and Engineer, is set to debut Saturday, Jan. 21.
This exhibition explores the creative mind of Leonardo da Vinci, the famous artist, architect and mathematician of the Italian High Renaissance.
Developed by Tactile Images, in partnership with National Federation of the Blind and Getty Images, this exhibition was created in tactile form to serve blind, disabled and sighted visitors. It features a lineup of 10 images, presented in both tactile and 2D form. The 2D images are framed and matted prints; the tactile images are comprised of textures that enable blind and visually disabled visitors to acquire visual information independently. Each tactile image is accompanied by braille and an audio narrative that is activated by touch.
Leonardo da Vinci: Artist and Engineer focuses purely on Leonardo’s engineering drawings and innovations. It closely examines his critical eye and inventive nature. Showing a variety of his designs, from construction devices and war machines to flying apparatuses, this exhibition allows visitors to intimately experience his depth of creativity and engineering expertise.
Admission to Leonardo da Vinci: Artist and Engineer is included with general admission to Science Central. The exhibition is located in the center’s Temporary Exhibitions Gallery on the Lower Level. It will be on display through May 28.