The awe-inspiring exhibit is produced by SEE Global Entertainment (SEE™), a family of companies that specialize in global touring exhibitions. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition showcases the wonder of arguably one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements while allowing its visitors to experience this art from an up-close, life-sized, and never-before-seen perspective.
Enjoy a ‘Taste of Italy’ with a VIP culinary experience at Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibition in Tampa on June 16. Guests of this exclusive celebration will see masterpieces up close with an audio tour while enjoying Italian culinary delights by Chef Tony Macaroni, complimentary cocktails, and live entertainment; plus, you’ll get to go home with a unique souvenir glass and poster.
The exhibit brings you right up close to Michelangelo’s most noteworthy masterpieces that’s unlike any perspective you’ll get elsewhere—not even the Vatican! With special expertise and care, the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced in a truly unique way using licensed high-definition photos. See them brought to life using a special printing technique that emulates the look and feel of the original 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. Each image is accompanied by informative signage, and audio guides are available to rent for an even more in-depth experience.
This globally successful exhibition is an innovative and unique interpretation of Michelangelo’s timeless masterpiece. Whether visitors have already been to the Sistine Chapel or not, everyone can admire the artwork up close, at their own pace, and with the ability to capture photographic memories of this iconic work. The entire experience will last about 60 to 90 minutes and takes place at Westshore Plaza (250 Westshore Plaza in Tampa).
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.