Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing at Derby Museum - Derby Days Out Blog
1st February 2019

Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS

Exhibition from 1st February to 6th May 2019

Suitable for all. FREE event (or give what you think)

The Royal Collection holds one of the world’s greatest collections of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci. This spring, a selection of these exquisite drawings will travel to Derby for a special exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance Master’s death.

Never-before seen in the city, the works have been gathered together to reflect the full range of Leonardo’s interests, from painting, sculpture, architecture, and music, to anatomy, engineering, cartography, geology and botany. As so much of his life’s work was unrealised or destroyed, it is only in these drawings, and a handful of related manuscripts, that Leonardo’s greatest achievements survive.

This exhibition is part of a nationwide event, with simultaneous shows of Leonardo’s drawings at Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Southampton and Sunderland, providing the widest-ever UK audience the opportunity to see the work of this extraordinary artist.

As part of this unprecedented nationwide event, we are also hosting a programme of events to inspire your creativity and allow you to connect with one of the greatest minds in history.

You can see the full programme of Leonardo events here: www.derbymuseums.org

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