Da Vinci does Vancouver

Events, Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips — By Natasha John on March 23, 2010 at 1:30 am

Over the last two months, da Vinci has found himself a home over at the Vancouver Art Gallery to showcase Anatomical Manuscript A (courtesy of the jolly Queen of England herself). During the Olympics, this was one of the most sought after exhibits to see and line-ups extended outside the gallery and found people waiting for at least an hour to catch a glimpse of his work. After the Olympics left, so did the long line-ups, but you can be sure it would have been worth the wait. Unfortunately for Vancouver, we can’t be greedy and we have to share da Vinci with other art galleries around the world; make sure you make it there before May 2, 2010.

Not only has it been a rare opportunity for eager eyes to feast on da Vinci’s well known work, but it’s the first time the collection has been on display in its entirety. Dating back to 1510, Anatomical Manuscript A is a collection of thirty four drawings that focus on the human body, specifically male musculature.

The Vancouver Art Gallery is home to many other wonderful works, so make sure you take a gander around the entire gallery and take in all of the eye candy. The Gallery Café is a favorite spot amongst locals and is a great choice for breakfast, lunch or a late afternoon snack.

To read more about the exhibit, jump over to the VAG’s website

Local Tip: They offer discounted pricing on a Tuesday night.

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