Jan. 26, 2015

Phoenix Art Museum -- Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci -- Codex Leicester
Phoenix Art Museum, 1/24/15 - 4/12/15


Phoenix Art Museum presents Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Leisester (prounced "Lester") beginning this month through the middle of April.  These are the original documents showing da Vinci's notes and drawings.  This is the only one of da Vinci's writings like this located in America and it is on loan to the museum by private collector Bill Gates.  To be able to Phoenix Art Museumview his original work is a once in a lifetime opportunity.  Learn about the unusual way he wrote and how he learned to write this way.  Featured in this hall with da Vinci's manuscripts are two Claude Monet paintings, prints by Ansel Adams and other artists' works that correlate with this particular set of da Vinci writings.

Once you have seen Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Leisester, do not miss the rest of the exhibits in the Phoenix Art Museum.  You do not realize how big the museum is until you peruse through the entire place.  You discover a lower level and of course the main floor where there is a hall with Modern Art.  If you like photography or fashion, there are exhibits for you to see.  Two levels up is a do not miss exhibit with lights.  It is more than an exhibit...it is an experience!

It is a great place to expand your horizons and enjoy your day.  Read more about it on www.phxart.org

~ David Ramey

 

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