On Monday, October 5 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., the High Museum of Art is offering a free preview of “Leonardo da Vinci: Hand of the Genius.” The exhibit features around 50 works, including more than 20 sketches and studies by DaVinci, some of which will be shown in the U.S. for the first time. Also on display are works by Donatello, Rubens, Verrocchio and Rustici — including Rustici’s bronzes from the recently restored “John the Baptist” façade in Florence, Italy. The world-renowned collections from Queen Elizabeth II, the Vatican Museums, the Musée du Louvre, the British Museum, and the Museo Nazionale del Bargello in Florence will also be shown. Be sure to pick up a magnifying glass at the beginning of the exhibit, so you can see da Vinci’s exquisite detail work in the sketches on display.
No advance reservations will be accepted for the preview and the last ticket will be issued at 6 p.m. The exhibit officially opens Tuesday, October 6 p.m. For more information, visit high.org/Leonardo.