Scoffed at because he didn’t own a chariot in high school, Leonardo da Vinci channelled his humiliation into designs for such school bus-besting vehicles as the helicopter and the segway. Learn how to leave the other kids in your dust with today’s Groupon to Da Vinci—The Genius at MTS Centre Exhibition Hall. This Groupon can be exchanged for a ticket at the exhibition on any date of the travelling show’s residence September 1–15. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get one adult ticket (up to a $19.95 value, including all taxes and fees).
- For $18, you get two adult tickets (up to a $39.90 value, including all taxes and fees).<p>
The very definition of a Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci mastered a seemingly inexhaustible range of disciplines within his lifetime. Da Vinci—The Genius honors the legend’s self-taught brilliance and slapstick sense of humour with exhibits that explore his multifarious legacies in the fields of art, science, music, and philosophy. Visitors can stroll through a mechanical forest of inventions based on drawings in da Vinci’s codices and constructed by modern-day Italian artisans while marvelling at early-concept designs for the car, bicycle, helicopter, and wheelie-shoe. A 3-D animation of The Last Supper examines the disciples’ enigmatic facial expressions, and the Secrets of Mona Lisa display highlights the discoveries of French engineer Pascal Cotte during his sojourn with the lady at the Louvre. Facsimiles of da Vinci’s journals and codices—from which most of the exhibition’s materials are gathered—are presented in paper and digitized forms, many encoded in the artist’s mysterious writing technique that many believe he created when still in school to safely pass notes to his girlfriend.
Vincian experts and museum curators each lend more than 25 years of experience to the written explanations that accompany each display. As this Groupon exhibition is only valid until September 15, those interested in discovering one of history’s most studied intellects should hop on their bicycles and homemade gliders and hurry over to the MTS Centre’s spacious exhibition hall to smile mysteriously at his work.
Though discounted tickets are available for children 12 and younger, students, seniors, and groups, this Groupon still offers the best value for any exhibition ticket.
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