Minnesota Museum of Art History

Renaissance Artists and Great Thinkers Exhibit (1350-1650)

Michelangelo (1475-1564)

Michelangelo was a famous artist, sculptor, poet, architect, and engineer. This exhibit will feature this man's legendary story, his artwork, his famous architecture and also will give you a taste of what it would be like to be a true Renaissance man like he was.


Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)

Just as Michelangelo, Da Vinci was also a true Renaissance man; a man of many talents. He specialized in painting, sculpting, architecture music, mathematics, engineering, inventing, anatomy, geology, cartography, biology, and writing, just to name a few. This portion of the exhibit will give you access to Da VInci's blueprints and sketches of many of his famous inventions. You also have the opportunity to view some of his artwork and learn about some of the works of art that are mentioned in The Da Vinci Code.

Jan Van Eyck (1390-1441)

Van Eyck was a very famous, active painter. By some he is known as the most significant Northern European painter of the 15th century. This exhibit will give you the potential to experience the trials and errors of creating a self portrait in his time and you can also observe many of his most famous works of art.


Jan van Eyck

Raphael (1483-1520)

In the late fourteen and early fifteen hundreds Raphael was an Italian painter and admired architect. His work was known for its clarity and form of the human physique. You will go away from this exhibit with an understanding of Renaissance art and also an idea of what it was like to be part of the great trinity of great men and artists of the Renaissance period.