While DC is lucky to be the site of the one and only DaVinci work in North America (Portrait of Ginevra Benci, in the National Gallery), this summer we are especially privileged to be hosting the Codex Atlanticus, featuring twelve of the genius inventor and artist’s drawings! Join the HCW at the Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial Library for a self-guided exploration of the “Imagining the future – Leonardo da Vinci: In the mind of an Italian genius” exhibit!
Plus, bring your kids for the “Leonardo’s Lab” children’s exhibit! Kids can explore the inventions, art, and ideas of the original Renaissance man, by creating a ‘copter, solving math puzzles, trying their hand at backward writing, making their own Mona Lisa masterpiece, and engineering towers, bridges, and simple machines. There are a dozen hands-on activities to keep inquisitive minds of all ages engaged!
How to get there: Blue, Orange, Red, & Silver lines to Metro Center, Yellow & Green lines to Gallery Place/Chinatown. 54, 63, 64, 70, 74, 80, 681, 881, P6, X2 & X9 buses nearby.
NOTE: While we will be meeting at the library at 11am, it is not clear how long the wait to enter will be. We will be given pagers and encouraged to explore the library until it’s our turn, so be ready to browse for a little while! There are exhibits on a number of subjects, including go-go music, punk rock, and community activism in DC scattered throughout the library.