"Da Vinci: The Genius"

Mar 09, 2018 507

BY: Grace Parazzoli

“Amazing.” “Remarkable.” “Extraordinary.” When just one wall panel in a museum exhibit is so prone to heightened adjectives, you know you’re not viewing a modest show. It is one of grandeur, of extravagant scale. Da Vinci: The Genius, at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque, is a blockbuster of an exhibit, peppered with sponsor signage and featuring huge blow-up reproductions of once-intimate artistic details, like the Mona Lisa’s faint smile.

A massive parachute soars overhead; a bridge extends across a length of floor, tempting the viewer to study it from all angles; and an eight-sided mirrored room provides infinite perspectives. The exhibit’s objects spill out into the hallway of the museum’s second floor, as though they simply cannot be contained.

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