MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL
Global Exhibition Featuring Full-Sized Replicas of Michelangelo’s Sistine
Chapel Frescoes Set to Awe Downtown Phoenix
Special Entertainment Events, Inc. (SEE™) has announced details for a three-month run of its renowned Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition. The immersive art exhibit features 10,000 square feet of the artist’s frescoes that adorn the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. The Croft Downtown, located in the historic Warehouse District, will play host to the public exhibition from Nov. 20 to Feb 14.
The 17,000 square foot venue accommodates physical distancing guidelines provided by public health administrators. Guests will be required to wear a mask at all times, and managed entry/exit (as well as timed-ticketing) will limit the amount of visitors in the exhibit at one time.
Revered for its likeness and globally acclaimed, the exhibition has brought unique experiences to hundreds of thousands of visitors around the world, in locations such as New York City, Shanghai, Berlin, Bogota and Vienna. Phoenix and The Croft will be joining the ranks of the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis, and the Mall of America outside of Minneapolis, as cities and venues currently hosting the attraction.
The exhibit will include 34 panels of the frescoes produced in their near-original size. Among these reproductions are masterpieces like The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement. The exhibit brings visitors within just a few feet of the frescoes, producing a once in a lifetime experience.
“We are thrilled to bring this exhibit to Downtown Phoenix and the state of Arizona for the first time,” said Martin Biallas, CEO of Los Angeles-based SEE Global Entertainment, producer of the Sistine Chapel exhibit. “People all over the world have been amazed to see Michelangelo’s work up close in such detail, and we’re glad the people of this state and region will have that opportunity as well.” Biallas is the original creator of the award-winning “Titanic” and “Star Trek” exhibitions, and of other successful global traveling exhibitions.
“We are overjoyed at the opportunity to host this unique experience for the region,” said Angela Karp, co-owner of The Croft Downtown. “Health and safety remain the highest priority, so our exhibition will be equally as safe as it is spectacular.”
Art enthusiasts and the devout alike will find the exhibit provides an opportunity to encounter Michelangelo’s work in a contemporary, uncluttered, self-timed and in-depth way. Guests may enhance the experience with a downloadable premium optional audio guide, with accompanying narrative available in English and Spanish.
Adding to the experience, the exhibit features a small theater showing educational videos about Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel.
Open daily, except Tuesdays, tickets may be purchased in advance or same-day for single parties and groups. Tickets will be limited to ensure social-distancing standards. Tickets for general admission are $18, with discounts for senior citizens. The exhibit’s hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.