Metro Vancouver residents will have the opportunity this fall to soak in breathtaking, life-sized frescoes reproduced from the Sistine Chapel right here in the city.
Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition invites guests to step into the world of one of the Renaissance artist's greatest masterpieces and one of the most famous pieces of art in the world. Starting Nov. 19 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, visitors can get up-close-and-personal with 34 reproduced frescoes that adorn the Vatican chapel's ceiling.
The frescos are reproduced with "state of the art technology from exclusively licensed high definition photos," which creates an intimate encounter with pieces such as "The Creation of Adam" and the "Last Judgement." The technology offers a unique perspective for a "new way of seeing every detail, colour, and brushstroke of Michelangelo’s iconic and timeless masterwork."
Signage and audio guides in multiple languages also deepen the experience, bringing the artist and his iconic works to life.
The exhibition will visit Vancouver after stopping in cities including Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Sao Paolo, Brisbane, and Montreal.
L.A.-based produced company SEE Attractions, Inc. brings the exhibition to the city. It has produced several other exhibits including Star Trek: The Tour, Tutankhamun: His Tomb And His Treasures, The Titanic Official Movie Tour, The Complete Frida Kahlo Exhibit, The Art of Banksy: Without Limits, and Museum of Failure.
“We are honoured to share this experience with art lovers of Vancouver,” said Martin Biallas, CEO of SEE Attractions, Inc., producer of the Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition.
“Whether you have visited the Sistine Chapel before or are seeing these masterpieces for the first time, the intimate, one-of-a-kind view invites a new perspective.”
The exhibition will have limited capacity, timed entries, and will operate in full accordance with B.C.'s current public health guidelines.
Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition
When: Nov. 19 until Nov. 30: Wednesdays to Sundays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (last entry at 7 p.m). Closed Mondays & Tuesdays. Dec 1 until Jan. 2: Open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (last entry at 7 p.m.). Dec. 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East - Exhibition Hall A, 999 Canada Place
Duration: The visit will take approximately 60 to 90 minutes
Tickets: From $12.60 (plus service charges) Find more information on tickets online.
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