You can now explore the stunning details of Michelangelo’s iconic work at Sunland Park Mall in El Paso! Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The 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.
The exhibit brings you up close and personal to Michelangelo’s most noteworthy masterpieces, creating a long hallway of luminous artwork that’s unlike anything you’ll experience elsewhere—not even the Vatican!
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 a way that was 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.
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. 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 60-90 minute experience features vibrant replicas of Michelangelo’s full body of work, and it’s currently open at at Sunland Park Mall in El Paso!