Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibition
Community: Downtown Chicago
An Up-Close, Life-Sized, Never-Before-Seen Perspective. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibition is coming to Chicago at Oakbrook Center, 2120 Oakbrook Center running Wednesday to Sunday beginning May 19th through August 15th.
The Exhibition, brought to Chicago through a partnership between SBX Group and SEE Global Entertainment, and leading entertainment discovery platform, Fever, resurrects Michelangelo’s masterpiece in a truly unique way, focusing on life-sized, exact reproductions of the ceiling frescoes of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel. Brought to life using a special photographic technique that reproduces the look and feel of the original fresco 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.
Having recreated the awe and wonder of one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements, this traveling exhibit brings a totally new perspective to the work, while doing so at eye level. The exhibit focuses on some of the most famous pieces in the collection including The Last Judgment and The Creation of Adam.
With special expertise and care, these ceiling paintings have been reproduced using state of the art technology. Visitors are immediately taken with the sheer size of the frescoes, such close proximity and the modern style of the exhibition. As a result, visitors can explore the artwork up close and at their own pace with an informative, engaging audio guide.
An excellent feature of the event venue is its spacious layout. Great care has been taken to ensure that entry to the exhibit is single-file and that no guest will need to retrace their steps, once inside the venue, to enjoy the show. Patrons will also not have to cross each others' paths, making for a comfortable, properly distanced and timed event.