Ready for a chance to get an up close and personal look at one of history’s greatest works of art? Explore the Sistine Chapel closer to home.
Starting this July 8 at 19:00, you’ll be able to explore the stunning details of Michelangelo’s iconic work at Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition, produced by the LA-based SEE Global Entertainment (SEE™), a family of companies that specialize in global touring exhibitions. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition showcases the awe and wonder of arguably one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements, while allowing its visitors to experience this art from an Up-Close, Life-Sized, and Never-Before-Seen perspective.
This exhibit will bring you up close and personal to Michelangelo’s most noteworthy masterpieces that’s unlike any perspective you’ll get elsewhere—not even the Vatican! With special expertise and care, the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced in a truly unique way using licensed high definition photos. Brought to life using a special printing technique that emulates the look and feel of the original paintings, visitors are given a chance to engage with the artwork in ways that were never before possible: seeing every detail, every brushstroke, and every color of the artist’s 34 frescoes. Each image is accompanied by informative signage, and audio guides are available to rent for an even more in-depth experience. This globally successful exhibition is an innovative and unique interpretation of Michelangelo’s timeless masterpiece. Whether visitors have already been to the Sistine Chapel or not, everyone can admire the artwork up close, at their own pace, and with the ability to capture photographic memories of this iconic work. The entire experience will last about 60-to-90 minutes, and is set to take place at Festival Hall, in Charleston’s downtown Harleston Village neighborhood.
Painted between 1508 and 1512, the Sistine Chapel was painted in Michelangelo’s signature fresco style, where he used wet paint on the freshly plastered walls and ceilings of the Apostolic Palace in Rome, Italy. The fresco method of painting makes the work, over time, blend into the plastered surface it’s painted on. This enchanting experience showcases his stunning creations. Michelangelo finished his work between 1535 and 1541 with the renowned piece, titled The Last Judgment, which visitors can also marvel at in this innovative and cutting-edge interpretation of one of the world’s most famous interior paintings.
Don’t miss the special Salute Charleston Sistine Opening Night Social ticket for July 8, it includes food, drinks, and fabulous live entertainment. We’re bringing Rome to Charleston!
So what are you waiting for?