Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

You will not find many people that are unfamiliar with Michelangelo’s famous fresco “The Creation of Man”, in which the two outstretched index fingers seem like they could move at any moment. The simple structure of the painting symbolizes nothing less than the origin of humanity, the ensoulment of the first man by God. It forms part of the wall and ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel that brought Michelangelo Buonarotti worldwide renown.

While visitors to the Vatican Museums in Rome can marvel at these frescoes only from afar, “Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition” now offers the opportunity to observe these masterpieces close up, in the form of reproductions.

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition recreates the awe and wonder of arguably one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements while allowing its visitors to experience this art from a new perspective.

With special expertise and care, the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced photographically using state of the art technology. In order for the observer to fully engage and comprehend the artwork, the paintings have been reproduced in their original sizes. The overwhelming impression for the observer will be the dimensions of the art, the closeness to the picture, and the modern style of the exhibition. As a result, the visitor can explore the artwork up close at a distance impossible to achieve in the Sistine Chapel.

A state-of-the-art video and audio tour will take visitors through the history behind the artwork.

Monday to Wednesday   10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday to Friday          10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday to Sunday        10:00 am – 6:00 pm

For more information: www.chapelsistine.com

Palais des congrès de Montréal / Espace 1001
1001 place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montreal