Albany Capital Center
55 Eagle Street
The Albany Capital Center hosts Michelangelo - A Different View July 29-August 23.
Tickets | $5-$15 | Purchase tickets online Tickets must be purchased in advance; no sales at the door. Masks must be worn while in the Albany Capital Center
The exhibition displays Michelangelo’s world-famous work up close for the first time, giving visitors unprecedented access to the artist’s magnificent paintings which adorn the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.
This is the only exhibition showcasing the entire set of works and is officially licensed by the Vatican Museums. On 50+ pieces, including a 20'x20' painting of the Last Judgement, this experience allows visitors to view superb reproductions of the elaborate paintings of the Florentine master from a short distance with no time constraints, meaning they will be able to appreciate fully their beauty and fine detail.
Where you have to look up in the Sistine chapel, in the exhibition the masterpieces are on the ground, so that visitors can walk around the gigantic masterpieces, giving a unique “different view" of Michelangelo’s masterpieces.
Under the license of the Vatican Museums, the images were reproduced and transferred to special fabric webs. This technique allows a true-to-life reproduction and gives a glimpse of the works, which, apart from Michelangelo, has so far been given to only a few people.
The so-called Quattrocento frescoes have adorned the walls of the Sistine Chapel since the 15th century. As an addition to – and to complete – the exhibition “Michelangelo – A DIFFERENT VIEW“, these impressive frescoes await visitors in the entrance. The scenes from the life of Jesus and that of Moses painted by Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Domenico Ghirlandaio and Cosimo Rosselli provide additional historical background and allow for a deeper insight into this epoch. Michelangelo encountered these works before starting work on the vaulted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.