The highly-anticipated Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition has finally opened its doors at the Westshore Plaza (250 Westshore Plaza in Tampa) after captivating visitors in cities including Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, Nashville, and more.
This stunning exhibition showcases the awe and 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.
This show-stopping exhibit brings you up close and personal to Michelangelo’s most noteworthy masterpieces, creating a long hallway of luminous artwork 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.And you can get your tickets here!
Organizers captured the same look and feel of Michelangelo’s original, timeless masterpieces using unique printing methods so that viewers can experience all 34 frescoes in a brand new way, seeing each detail and brushstroke brought to life before your eyes. The images are displayed with descriptions of the paintings, along with the option to rent audio guides in English or Spanish to enhance your experience.
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.
Painted between 1508 and 1512, the Sistine Chapel was painted 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, over time, blend into the plastered surface it’s painted on.
This remarkable experience replicates that with vibrant 360-degree, floor-to-ceiling replications of the full body of work. Michelangelo finished his masterpieces 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.
The entire experience will last about 60 to 90 minutes and is now taking place in Tampa at the Westshore Plaza.