Da Vinci's Legacy

Learn about the new Da Vinci's Inventions exhibit in the Liberty Hall Academic Center

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Da Vinci's Legacy
The Liberty Hall Academic Center at Kean hosts the Da Vinci's Inventions Exhibit for a limited time only
Justin Kanski, Staff Writer

Get ready to experience culture like no other. The Liberty Hall Academic Center is presenting the Da Vinci: Inventions exhibit. Spectators can witness legendary artist and inventor Leonardo Da Vinci's creations firsthand at Kean University, from Jan. 25 to April 12, 2020.

An interactive, once-in-a-lifetime experience, the exhibit aims to teach attendees about the life and legacy of Da Vinci himself. Da Vinci was a famous Italian renaissance artist whose creations have stood the test of time. He has inspired many generations of artists who seek to enhance their own crafts. Da Vinci's inventions range from paintings, such as the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, to tools used by armies, like tanks, submarines, or helicopters. His designs are inspired by his interests in many areas, including mathematics, science, anatomy, drawing, engineering, literature, music, astronomy, geology, paleontology and cartography.

Visitors discover the world through Da Vinci's eyes and become immersed in a cultured atmosphere, accompanied by 60 of his most notable creations. As soon as attendees walk into the exhibit, and see the inventions up close and personal, they are transported to another place and time. They also get a chance to read about these inventions, as well as the reasons Da Vinci helped create them.

Tours around the exhibit are offered as a self-guided experience. This means that attendees are able to scan a QR code with their phone's cameras, which provides a guide online, with audio detailing every invention in the exhibit. Guests can choose to follow the self-guided tour in order, but also have the option to explore the exhibit freely.

After guests have a chance to look around and interact with the exhibit, a shop is available toward the front, with gifts ranging like t-shirts and other memorabilia.

The exhibit is open 7 days a week and the hours are Sunday-Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Tickets are free of charge for Kean students, as long as they show a valid Kean ID at the front desk, while general admission for all other guests is $15 at the door. Tickets may also be purchased online on the official webpage for the Da Vinci Exhibit, listed under the Liberty Hall Academic Center. Tickets are stamped at the front desk, marking them "10:00 a.m.," but guests can visit the exhibit during any open hours.

Want to learn more and enjoy this rare opportunity? Then come on down to the Liberty Hall Academic Center to see the Da Vinci's Invention exhibit. The exhibit will stay on display until April 12. For more information, contact via email at lhac@kean.edu, or call today at (908) 737-5300.

about the author

Justin Kanski, Staff Writer

Justin Kanski is a junior majoring in Communication with a focus on Media/Film. A Staff Writer for The Cougar's Byte, Justin is also a part of Kean TV, and WKNJ 90.3 Cougar Radio. He is a member of the Leadership Institute Gold Level and has served as a New Student Orientation Leader as well. Justin’s favorite shows are  “Power” and Wild’N Out while his favorite movies are anything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and he also loves listening to Hip-Hop music. Whether it be in front of the camera or behind it, Justin aspires to be a media mogul.