First Time Ever In America – “Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel – The Exhibition” to Open at the State Fair of Texas.
Mundo Latino in Partnership with SEE Global Entertainment, Present Breathtaking Vatican Artistry on Display at the 2016 State Fair of Texas
Rafael Luna, producer of Mundo Latino, Martin Biallas, CEO of SEE Global Entertainment (SEE) and Bogdan Ioana, CEO of Giobeau Productions, announced today that Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition will have its U.S. premiere on September 30, 2016 at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas.
This unique exhibition recreates one of the world’s greatest artistic achievements, Michelangelo’s renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, reproduced photographically and artfully displayed in their original size. This innovative interpretation of the timeless masterpieces can be viewed up close, including The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgment.
During the State Fair, the exhibition will run every day from 10 am to 7 pm in the Women’s Museum building, and is expected to achieve record-breaking attendance numbers, with more than 150,000 art lovers, families, and students. Fair attendees will be able to purchase tickets for the exhibit in advance and at the door for a nominal entrance fee of $8, with children 6 and under free. Tickets go on sale September 8th at www.chapelsistine.com
Martin Biallas, CEO, SEE, described the sacred and majestic experience that will greet State Fair of Texas visitors at the Mundo Latino Exhibit. “The exhibit showcases 34 life-size photographic reproductions of Michelangelo’s ceiling frescoes, exhibited on 16-foot panels brilliantly illuminated, with outstanding resolution, clarity and color. It will also feature a 40 x 41 foot rendition of The Last Judgment. A short biographical film will show the genius and complexity of Michelangelo’s life.”
Biallas is the famed original creator of the award-winning “Titanic” and “Star Trek” exhibitions and many other successful traveling exhibitions worldwide. To produce Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel – The Exhibition, Biallas teamed with Erich Lessing, the noted photographer of the Louvre and the Vatican Museums, with spectacular results.
Mundo Latino “A Celebration of Cultures” at the State Fair of Texas, has multiple components during the 24 days of the Fair. These programs feature a distinct outreach to the Latino community including stage performances, Mercado, a textile fair, and the Little Mexico Photo Exhibit. Luna has been producing Mundo Latino at the State Fair of Texas for the last 20 years.
The Sistine Chapel Exhibit first opened in Montreal in July 2015 to rave reviews and is currently on display in Vienna.
About SEE, Global Entertainment
The SEETM Family of Companies represents the finest in themed entertainment. From virtual to actual, SEETM has continued to break new ground in the presentation of popular entertainment to the public. The SEETM Family continues to invent and establish new ways to immerse the public into truly one-of-a-kind experiences that embody – to a degree never before achieved – their favorite themed experience. Working with major Hollywood studios, record companies, sports franchises and legendary individuals, SEETM has become the one source for truly great, immersive entertainment. SEETM is led by President Martin Biallas, a Hollywood veteran of 30 years. www.seeglobalentertainment.com
About Mundo Latino
Mundo Latino “A Celebration of Cultures” exhibit housed inside the Women’s Museum during the State Fair of Texas, the largest state fair in the country, focuses on a different aspect of Hispanic and Latin culture. The exhibit theme changes every year, featuring dance, music, food and educational programs from artists and groups representing the Latin world including Mexico, Spain, Central & South America and the United States. This year is Mundo Latino’s 20th anniversary with the State Fair of Texas and the perfect setting for Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition. Mundo Latino is produced by Strategic Events and Rafael Luna.
About the State Fair of Texas
Since its inception in 1886, the State Fair of Texas has celebrated all things Texan by promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family- friendly environment. The State Fair of Texas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with proceeds helping to preserve and improve Fair Park and underwrite museum, community and scholarship programs for inner city youth and students pursuing agricultural careers. The 2016 exposition runs September 30 through October 23 in Fair Park. Visit BigTex.com for more information.