Michelangelo - A Different View
Albany Capital Center
July 29 to August 23
Visit the Sistene Chapel without the cost of a plane ticket! The most famous fresco in the world will be on display in the heart of downtown Albany at the Albany Capital Center from July 29 to August 23.
Michelangelo – A Different View allows for an unprecedented closeness to the magnificent works of Michelangelo, the originals of which adorn the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel at the height of nearly 70 feet. Far away from the enormous streams of visitors to the Sistine Chapel, visitors here can take in the imposing paintings at their leisure and soak them in from only a few feet away.
Under the license of the Vatican Museums, the images were reproduced and transferred to special fabric webs. This technique allows true-to-life reproduction providing a glimpse of the works, which, apart from Michelangelo, has been given to only a few people.
These elaborate reproductions of the paintings in the exhibition Michelangelo – A Different View allow visitors an intimate experience with the stunning frescoes of the Florentine genius. The exhibition by no means attempts to reproduce the Sistine Chapel. Instead, it aims to provide observers with a view of Michelangelo’s technique which is still setting standards today. The experience also develops a very personal perspective of the depictions and intentions of the artist.
Planning Your Stay in Albany
Whether you are visiting on a day trip or for an overnight getaway, discover all that Artful Albany has to offer! After perusing the exhibit at the Albany Capital Center, explore the #CapitalWalls murals in downtown Albany, admire the world-class Empire State Plaza Modern Art Collection or plan a visit to the Albany Institute of History & Art. Planning your trip is easy, we've got you covered with all the information you need on hotels, parking, dining and much more!