Today Westfield Corporation debuts “Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel,” an immersive exhibit of museum-quality, near-life-size reproductions of the iconic masters’ frescoes that adorn the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
The New York leg of the exhibit runs from June 23 through July 23 in the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center. Tickets for the New York exhibit, as well as the additional locations, start at $15 and are on sale now at www.westfield.com/upclose.
The breathtaking “Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel” allows visitors to experience one of the world’s greatest artistic achievements: Michelangelo’s renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, reproduced in near original size in a format that allows viewers to get face to face with the artist’s masterpieces. Through 34 reproductions artfully displayed in an immersive environment, this innovative presentation of world-renowned pieces like “The Creation of Adam” and “The Last Judgement” brings audiences up close to the artwork; a perfect experience for those who have seen the pieces in their grandeur in Rome and want a closer look, or have never made the trip but want to experience the wonder and beauty themselves.
“There are few works of art as beloved as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes. We are thrilled to showcase this beautiful exhibit in our centers across the country and give viewers the chance to experience this artwork in an up-close and intimate way,” said Scott Sanders, Westfield’s creative head of global entertainment. “Westfield is tremendously excited to bring this stunning display to the U.S. and to give many people across the country a once-in-a-lifetime chance to view these works for themselves.”