A first in Southeast Asia, ATIN Global Inc. and SEE Global Entertainment Inc. are bringing Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition to Filipinos from July 1 to September 30, 2023.
This globally-successful multi-sensory exhibit—which has been all around the world from New York to Shanghai London to Melbourne, Vienna to Los Angeles and more—will be stopping over on the second floor, North Wing of the Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Pasig City. Visitors of the breathtaking exhibit will have a rare opportunity to witness some of the art world’s finest creations in a never-before-seen perspective, up-close and life-sized.
It’s an affair that will delight art aficionados, historians, students, and travel enthusiasts alike.
What to expect from this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition
Discover the genius of the Renaissance artist whose contemporaries called “Il Divino” (The Divine One) for his otherworldly masterpieces. Michelangelo’s 34 iconic frescoes, such as “The Last Judgment” and “The Creation of Adam”, will be displayed in a never-before-seen format.
Through the ingenious use of cutting-edge technology, meticulous research, and precise reproductions, the exhibit “lifts the artist’s work off the Sistine Chapel’s ceilings” and brings them to eye level, so visitors can observe the divine figures, dynamic compositions, and expressive faces with newfound clarity and appreciation. Each image is accompanied by informative signage and audio guides, which they can access by downloading the “Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel” app and listen to using their personal headsets.
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition offers a complete experience wherein stepping inside the exhibition grounds feels like you’re being transported into the hallowed halls of the actual Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. As guests enter the main hallway, they can travel back in time as they read the visual history on the walls, which tell the story of the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo.
Inside, guests are immersed in a new era. Designed as a multi-sensory experience, the exhibition greets audiences with ambient Renaissance music specially curated by Manila Symphony Orchestra conductor, Marlon Chan. The smell of the era even lingers throughout the halls, as the subtle scents of patchouli, sandalwood, and frankincense are dispersed throughout the exhibit.
Mallgoers also get a preview of what’s inside as Michelangelo’s “The Last Judgment” is displayed along the halls of Estancia, thereby inviting everyone to come and see the complete lineup of awe-inspiring frescoes at the exhibition grounds.
A fun-filled and Instagrammable affair for all ages
In the actual Sistine Chapel, guests are not allowed to take photos inside the chapel or any of Michelangelo’s works. In this exhibit, visitors will be allowed to take photos and videos (without flash) to their heart’s content!
Besides the artworks, there will also be many selfie and IG-worthy opportunities waiting for visitors inside the exhibit (like a set of wall-mounted fluorescent angel wings) as well as photo booths, where pictures can be loaded on phone, email, or printed for a minimal fee.
For souvenirs, guests can find a wide variety of merchandise at the Sistine Souvenir Shop.
There will also be an Art Room where kids and parents can bond by coloring black and white images that will be placed on the Art Wall. Guests are also encouraged to give small donations via GCash to directly benefit partner charities.
Food and drinks will also be served at the curated Caffe Michelangelo, a unique dining experience that marries art and culinary delights featuring Italian desserts and coffees.
Book your tickets and don’t miss out
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition provides a cultural journey, merging the rich heritage of Italian Renaissance art with the vibrant Philippine arts scene. Whether you have already been to the Sistine Chapel or not, don’t miss the chance to enjoy this iconic artwork up close.
Celebrate the universal power of artistic expression when you book a visit to the renowned exhibit—made possible in partnership with Globe, Philippine Airlines, Department of Tourism, Security Bank. SMDC, Globaltronics, Philippine Red Cross, The Master’s Lighthouse Foundation, and Called To Rescue Philippines.
A portion of the proceeds earned from every ticket sale will benefit The Hapag Movement, a Globe-led initiative that brings together an ecosystem of partners and leverages technology to fight involuntary hunger; and through the Philippine Red Cross’ National Blood Service Program, which aims to deliver adequate, safe and quality blood supply to the most vulnerable.
Tickets are available at the exhibit or online via http://www.sistinechapelphilippines.com/.