Leonardo da Vinci stands as a unique figure in history but the passions that drove him have traveled through the centuries, inspiring generation after generation of scientists, artists and inventors. His willingness to go against accepted beliefs in his fearless quest for knowledge; his pursuit of truth without bias; and, his belief that in even the smallest parts of nature we find the blueprints for amazing technologies echo in the work of today’s leading scientists and engineers.
There are 40 modern-day Leonardos featured in Leonardo da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius. Learn about a few of these extraordinary people here and visit the exhibit to meet all the innovators.
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