Not often do I wish I still lived in New York City. However, I miss the museums and exhibits like crazy. There is a new and quite rare Leonardo da Vinci exhibit at the Morgan Library I would love to see. The Morgan is a fantastic building. Some of it has been redone and is a little modern, but they’ve stayed true to their beginning:
“In 1924 J. P. Morgan, Jr. gave his father’s extraordinary library to the public. The most influential financier in this country’s history, Pierpont Morgan was also a voracious collector. He bought on an astonishing scale, collecting art objects in virtually every medium, including the rare books, manuscripts, drawings, prints, and ancient artifacts that are the core of The Morgan Library & Museum’s holdings.”
Accordingly, it makes sense that the Morgan would bring rare works by Leonardo into Manhattan. As told by Art News, “This exhibition highlights two divergent aspects of Leonardo’s practice because, as Rumberg explains, the artist frequently vacillated between them, often simultaneously occupied by his interest in both fields. ‘The separation between art and science is never rigid,’ says Rumberg. At least, ‘for Leonardo it wasn’t.'”
Sounds pretty good to me. If the Broncos or the Seahawks make it to the superbowl, I might just have to take a trip back east.