Up Close and Personal with Michelangelo’s Frescoes – Stanley Marketplace
  • by Andrea Watson
  • Art at Stanley
  • July 18, 2019

Up Close and Personal with Michelangelo’s Frescoes

It’s been an honor to host Michelangelo here at Stanley!

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition recreates the awe and wonder of one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements, and gives viewers the chance to experience and enjoy Michelangelo’s work up close and personal.

With special expertise and care, the 33 ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced in museum quality at near-original size, allowing visitors to fully engage and study the details of the artwork. The Last Judgment, Michelangelo’s towering altar wall fresco painted 25 years after the ceiling, is also included in the exhibition.

For art lovers and the devout, the exhibition offers a way to experience Michelangelo’s work in a contemporary and curated space, uncluttered, self-timed, and in depth. With detailed signage accompanying each fresco and an immersive audio guide available for rent, visitors can explore this innovative and unique interpretation of Michelangelo’s timeless masterpiece at their own pace with their sense of curiosity fully satiated.

Guests who have already visited the Sistine Chapel will find a new way of observing the art, while those who have never seen the originals will be intrigued and perhaps inspired to visit the Sistine Chapel in the future. With the recent fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, we are reminded of how precious our most revered works of art truly are, and how important it is to preserve and celebrate them.

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel exhibition takes place in The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace, a food hall and urban market with 50+ local businesses, including 21 places to eat and drink and 10+ local boutiques. For more information about Stanley Marketplace, visit www.stanleymarketplace.com.

For more information and photos of past exhibition locations, visit chapelsistine.com.

TICKETS: bit.ly/sistineatstanleyspecialevents 

Where: The Hangar at Stanley, on the west side of Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St. Aurora, CO 80010

When: July 4 – Aug 13, from 10 am to 6 pm daily with extended hours on some weekends

Tickets prices:
General Admission: $16
Seniors (62+), military, students with current ID: $12
Children 6 and under: FREE
Groups of 10 or more: $10 per ticket

There is substantial but limited parking available at Stanley Marketplace, as well as street parking throughout the surrounding neighborhood.
We are so grateful to our sponsors for helping to bring this exhibition to life, including lead sponsor Visit Aurora and also Aurora Chamber of Commerce and Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC, plus community sponsors DAVA (Downtown Aurora Visual Arts) and Aurora Cultural Arts District.