About the Exhibition
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition recreates the awe and wonder of arguably one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements while allowing its visitors to experience this art from a new perspective.
With special expertise and care, the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced using state of the art technology. In order for the observer to fully engage and comprehend the artwork, the paintings have been reproduced in their original sizes. The overwhelming impression for the observer will be the dimensions of the art, the closeness to the picture, and the modern style of the exhibition. As a result, the visitor can explore the artwork up close at a distance impossible to achieve in the Sistine Chapel.
The introduction and information in the pre-show area of the exhibition will prepare visitors for a new staging of Michelangelo’s works and awaken their curiosity. The exhibition is an innovative and unique interpretation of Michelangelo’s timeless masterpiece. Guests who have already visited the Sistine Chapel will find a new way of observing the art. Visitors who have never seen the originals will be intrigued and inspired to visit the Sistine Chapel at some time in the future.
We hereby invite you to plunge into the universe of Michelangelo.
Q: Did you reproduce everything inside the Sistine Chapel?
A: Our exhibit focuses on Michelangelo’s contributions to the Sistine Chapel: namely the artwork from the ceiling and the Last Judgement. By bringing the artwork closer, we hope the visitor will be able to appreciate these famous masterpieces from a new perspective.
Q: Is the artwork in the exhibit the same size as the original in the Vatican? Has it been altered in any way?
A: Since the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is curved, these reproductions are as close to the original size as possible; however, our mission was never to copy the entire ceiling, so some of the bordering elements such as the Ignudi angels and other framing devices are not included. It was necessary to crop some of the images in order to fit them into the display design, but rest assured: all key images from the Chapel are included in the exhibit.
Q: What is the source of the images and when were they taken?
A: We have acquired an exclusive license with world-renown photographer Erich Lessing from Vienna, Austria in order to create this exhibit. The photographs were taken by Mr. Lessing and members of his archive post-restoration of the ceiling; in some cases, color enhancement was necessary to match the images for consistency.
Q: I purchased my ticket for a specific day and time, but now I can’t make it. What do I do?
Do you have group rates for students, church groups, etc.?
A: We welcome student and faith-based groups of 10 or more to the exhibit! Group tickets are $10 per person with audio guide included. All group leaders will receive an exhibit guide (print or digital) in advance in preparation for the visit. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or for more information.
Q: Can I take photos inside the exhibit?
A: Yes! Photos for personal use are permitted, but please do not use a flash. For any professional or filming requests, please contact SEE Global Entertainment
Q: Is an audio guide available for rent?
A: Yes, you can reserve one in advance online or at the box office.
Q: Do you allow strollers?
A: Yes, parents with strollers are always welcome. Your baby will have one of the best views in the house!
Q: Can I bring food or drink inside?
A: Yes, food and drink are permitted within the building.