Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition

Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition

Oct 05, 2018Jan 06, 2019
Teyler's Museum, Spaarne 16, 2011 CH
21,50 euros; free for children under 18

The first major exhibition in the Netherlands of Leonardo Da Vinci’s original drawings will reside in Teyler’s Museum in Haarlem from October 5, 2018 until January 6, 2019. On the occasion of the year 2019 marking 500 years since his death, this trail-blazing art is unmissable, in none other than the oldest museum of the Netherlands.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawings in Haarlem

This Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition focuses on portraits. Among many other things, Leonardo is renowned for his drawings of the human face, being one of the first artists to explore expressions and emotions. He could convey character and feelings very vividly, such as the enigmatic Mona Lisa smile.

In a separate room, there is an exhibition of drawings by his followers, which makes it plain to see how ahead of his time he was. 

Leonardo didn’t see art and science as separate worlds, as can been seen in his mechanical sketches and inventions. Leonardo’s biographer Walter Isaacson exclaimed “If Leonardo would have been in Teyler’s Museum, he would have been in heaven. It’s just the perfect temple for art and science.”

Gathering Leonardo’s drawings 

Leonardo’s works are present in museums all over the world, so gathering them up together to form an exhibition of the numerous drawings was a challenge.

There are numerous drawings that are too delicate to travel, and others, such as frescoes such as the Last Supper, cannot be brought to Haarlem. Fortunately, special loans from Windsor Castle, the British Museum, the Uffizi museum, the National Museum in Budapest, the Albertina in Vienna, the Louvre in Paris and many others, make this a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition.

Buy your tickets exclusively online

Tickets to the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition are available exclusively online. There is also a combination ticket available if you'd like to visit both the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition and the Frans Hals Museum. You can find more information on the Frans Hals Museum website.

Standard adult tickets are 21,50 euros and it’s free for children under 18. The exhibition is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am until 6pm.