Hey there, friends and neighbors!
We’re bringing the Sistine Chapel to Stanley Marketplace this summer, and you have to see it. (Sorry to be bossy; we’re just super-excited about this exhibition.)
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition is taking over The Hangar at Stanley this July and August, with life-size, museum-quality reproductions of Michelangelo’s 33 frescoes, considered one of the most significant artistic masterpieces in the world.
Typically people have to fly to Italy to experience the Sistine Chapel, and then stand in a bunch of lines with tourists from all over the globe before being herded through the chapel by gruff Italian security guards who stop you from taking photos. Maybe you get a neck-ache, because the frescoes are like sixty feet high and you’re straining to see them. Strain no more, neighbors, strain no more.
The Sistine at Stanley exhibition brings Michelangelo’s stunning work up close and personal, in a relaxed and intimate environment that’s also steps away from biscuits and beer. At this summer’s exhibition, guests will be able to examine these 33 frescoes closely and truly appreciate Michelangelo’s expertise, his ability to capture the human form and spirit in a way that’s inspired generations of artists since. A couple of my devout friends (and also my mom) are eager to spend time with these scenes inspired by beloved Biblical stories. As someone who’s into art, I’m eager to experience a masterpiece from one of the world’s most important artists, and to take my niece and nephew to do the same.
Sistine at Stanley opens on July 4 and runs through August 13. It’s a ticketed event, with general admission tickets for $16, discounted tickets for $12, and group tickets (for groups of 10 or more) for $10. We’re also producing a bunch of different events inside the exhibition, like an Italian disco party one Friday night, a more refined dance-inspired event on a Saturday night, a couple of yoga sessions, and a lecture and tour from a Michelangelo expert. We’ll share details about those in the next week or so.
Tickets are on sale now. We’ll have a box office on site, too, for walk-in visitors on days the whole exhibit isn’t sold out.
We’ve done a couple of large-scale productions in The Hangar since opening Stanley in December 2016, most notably “The Wild Party,” produced by Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Off-Center, but this is our first large-scale art exhibition, and we’re excited to see how much people enjoy it. We hope you’ll be there.
The Sistine at Stanley exhibition is produced by SEE Global Entertainment, based in L.A., and The Hangar at Stanley, in association with Daniel Sladek Entertainment and with support from the good people at Visit Aurora.