Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel comes to Manchester for new exhibition

The masterpieces can be viewed up-close, including The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgment in its original size – a towering 41 feet high

Fans of Van Gogh Alive, on at MediaCityUK until 27th February 2022, will be thrilled to hear of a new unique exhibition in Manchester which recreates one of the world’s greatest artistic achievements.

For Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition, Michelangelo’s renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel have been reproduced photographically and artfully displayed in their original size and displayed as 34 reproductions on 16-foot panels.

This innovative interpretation of the timeless masterpieces can be viewed up-close, including The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgment in its original size – a towering 41 feet high.

Guests will learn all that there is to know about Michelangelo’s life through this enchanting exhibit from an up-close, life-sized, never-before-seen perspective.

Brought to life using a special painting technique that emulates the look and feel of the original paintings, visitors are given a chance to engage with the artwork in ways that have never before been possible: seeing every detail, every brushstroke, and every colour 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 exhibit is reproduced using state-of-the-art technology and is suitable for all audiences, relying on a spacious area where Michelangelo’s masterpieces stretch floor-to-ceiling and closer than ever.

Great care has been taken to ensure that entry to the exhibition is single-file and that no guests will need to retrace their steps, once inside the venue, to enjoy the show. 

Attendees will also not have to cross each other’s paths, making for a comfortable, socially distanced and timed event.

Making its debut in the United States at the State Fair of Texas, the exhibition was voted in the top three attractions at the iconic yearly event.

It has previously made stops in Montreal, Canada, and Vienna, Austria.

In collaboration with LA-based exhibition company Special Entertainment Events, Inc. (SEE), and Fever, the leading entertainment discovery platform, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition has now reached Manchester – but it’s not around for long.

The exhibition is open now and is located at Trafford Palazzo at Trafford City, Manchester, for a limited three-month period. Tickets start from £10 and are available here


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