St. Louis welcomes “Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition” to America’s Center. An immersive journey through the iconic masterpieces that adorn the Sistine Chapel in Rome, Italy, the exhibit will be open to the public in America’s Ballroom on the second floor of America’s Center through January 10.
“Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition” transports visitors safely and responsibly to the Vatican, all while never leaving St. Louis. The exhibit will cover nearly all of America’s Ballroom’s 27,625 square feet of space – allowing guests to marvel at one of the world’s greatest artistic achievements, Michelangelo’s renowned ceiling frescoes, up close and personal.
With expertise and care, each ceiling fresco has been reproduced in its near original size using state-of-the-art technology. Altogether, the exhibition will feature 34 displayed reproductions, including internationally recognized The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement. Guests will be overcome by the details of the art, the closeness to the picture, and the modern style of the exhibition.
“Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition will allow residents and visitors alike to enjoy a world class artistic and cultural experience right here at the America’s Center Convention Complex,” said Kathleen (Kitty) Ratcliffe, President of Explore St. Louis.
“After travelling the world with this exhibit, we could not be happier to bring it to St. Louis,” said Martin Biallas, CEO of Las Vegas-based SEE Global Entertainment, producer of the Sistine Chapel Exhibit. “The city has a rich history of supporting the arts; we can’t wait to see Michelangelo’s work to come to life at America’s Center.
Timed tickets on the hour will be available to ensure capacity limits and social distancing. Hours of operation will be Thursday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Interpretive signs are available; audio devices with narrative accompaniment (in English or Spanish) will be sold at the Box Office for $3 to curate each guest’s experience.