Leonardo da Vinci Galleries – Milano
The biggest permanent exhibit dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci.
After four years, on December 10th, 2019 the Museum of Science and Technology of Milan inaugurated a permanent exhibition dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), considered to be the greatest genius of all time.
A 1300 square meter exhibit exposing 170 works of arts, historical models, tracing, frescos, paintings, antique volumes. The exhibition comes along with a spectacular setting of 39 multimedia installations that bring Leonardo’s life and his scientific and creative thinking back to life in an engaging and fascinating emotional experience.
Visitors can discover Leonardo da Vinci’s training, his studies on the human body, his works of art, engineering works (he improved the Navigli canals system in Milan), war machines, spinning wheels, ideas and projects of the “flying machines”, on a route between the art of war, work, creation and architecture…
The figure of Leonardo is also related to his historical context by comparing his work as an engineer and humanist to the history of science, art, technology and Renaissance thought. The exhibit also emphasizes Leonardo’s curiosity and his ability to observe and interpret nature along with the attention paid to his contemporaries’ works which he had always been in dialogue with.
The exhibit ends with a look at Leonardo da Vinci’s influence on the Renaissance painting in Lombardy and an immersive installation dedicated to more recent drawings.
A statue of Leonardo da Vinci is located in Piazza della Scala right in front of Teatro alla Scala, the opera temple.
But, with no doubt, Leonardo’s most famous work in Milan is the Last Supper in the refectory of the former convent next to the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
During the year:
-Tuesday to Friday: from 9.3 0am to 5 pm
– Saturday and Sunday: from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm
Summer Opening from June 21 to September 11:
– from Tuesday to Friday: from 9.3 0am to 6 pm
– Saturday and Sunday: from 10 am to 7 pm
Closed on working mondays and on 24 and 25 December
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