It’s your last chance to see Michelangelo’s most famous work in Philadelphia! The mind-blowing exhibition of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel that first opened in January of this year is soon coming to a close in Philadelphia.
After wowing guests in cities including Charlotte, Atlanta, and Chicago, this one-of-a-kind experience expanded across the rest of North America and Europe, and we couldn’t have been more thrilled when it arrived in Philadelphia.
Featuring the iconic frescoes that have decorated the walls in Vatican City for over 500 years, the beautiful paintings have since become part of a life-sized display that you can view up close for a truly unique perspective.
LA-based SEE Global Entertainment (SEE™), a family of companies that specialize in global touring exhibitions, has briefly transformed the Fashion District in Philadelphia into the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace. The industrial space serves as a stunning, modern backdrop for the exhibition of ancient artworks. See these breathtaking paintings come to life through high-quality, licensed photographs and a special printing technique that reproduces the original paintings’ look and feel.
Visitors are treated to a truly special view of the artist’s 34 frescoes that was never before possible – not even at the Vatican! See every detail, color, and brushstroke up close and at your own pace. All works are accompanied by informative signage, and there are audio guides available to rent. The COVID-safe, family-friendly experience lasts about 60-90 minutes.
The Sistine Chapel was painted between 1508 and 1512 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 blend into the plastered surface it’s painted on over time. 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. This enchanting experience showcases dozens of his stunning creations.
Remember, doors will officially close in mid-March, so make sure to buy your tickets now!