Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition, an immersive showcase of museum-quality, near-life-size reproductions of the iconic master’s frescos that adorn the Sistine Chapel in Rome, arrives in Orange County this week. The exhibit runs from April 13 through January 11, 2020 in Christ Cathedral’s Cultural Center.   

The breathtaking exhibit allows visitors to experience one of the world’s greatest artistic achievements: Michelangelo’s renowned ceiling frescos from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, reproduced in near-original size, enabling viewers to get face to face with the artist’s masterpieces. 

Through 34 reproductions artfully displayed in an engaging environment, this innovative presentation of world-renowned pieces like The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgment bring audiences up close to the artwork; a perfect experience for those who have seen the pieces in their grandeur in Rome and want a closer look, or for those who have not made the trip but want to experience the wonder and beauty for themselves. 

Guests can enhance their experience by adding an optional audio guide, with narrative accompaniment available in four languages. Audio guides are available for $3 as well as $5 Augmented Reality goggle rentals, which when aimed at each fresco will initiate the audio guide and bring the art to life, giving visitors an additional exciting and interactive experience. 

The exhibit will be open daily from April 13, 2019 through January 11, 2020 in The Cultural Center at Christ Cathedral, 13280 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, Calif. 92840.  Ticket prices start at $18 and are available in advance at www.sistineexhibit.com. Day-of tickets are also available for sale at the Cathedral’s Box Office. Special rates are available for students, seniors and members of the military and parties of 10 or more. 

Full story at OC Catholic.