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October 6, 2016 Arts and Entertainment

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition Wows at State Fair of Texas

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition has opened to universal praise from record-breaking crowds at the Women’s Museum at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. On display in the United States for the first time ever, this one-of-a-kind showcase – presented by Rafael Luna, producer of Mundo Latino, and Martin Biallas, CEO of SEE Global Entertainment – recreates one of the world’s greatest artistic achievements through photographic reproduction displayed in its original size.

For art lovers who might not get the chance to visit Michelangelo’s masterpiece in Italy, this innovative interpretation is certainly a way to experience the timeless masterpieces, including the Creation of Adam and The Last Judgment, without traveling internationally.

“We are thrilled about the interest from the crowds who are lining up to see Michelangelo’s iconic artwork during the State Fair. It is reminiscent of the lines I saw to get into the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican. Here, however, the visitor can explore the artwork up close and personal, something that is impossible to achieve anywhere but here. Guests who have already visited the Sistine Chapel have told me that they found a new way to appreciate the art of Michelangelo through this exhibition,” says Biallas.

He continues, “The exhibit showcases 34 life-size photographic reproductions of Michelangelo’s ceiling frescoes, exhibited on 16-foot panels brilliantly illuminated, with outstanding resolution, clarity and color. The 40x41-foot rendition of The Last Judgment has literally left some of our guests speechless.”

During the State Fair, the exhibition will run every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Women’s Museum building. Fair attendees are able to purchase tickets for the exhibit in advance and at the door for a nominal entrance fee of $8, with children 6 and under free. Tickets are on sale at www.chapelsistine.com.

Private VIP Evening Tours are also available on Sundays, which includes a guided tour, souvenir booklet and access to the private balcony of the Women’s Museum for the 8 p.m. State Fair fireworks.

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