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Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling is on view at the Oculus

By Rob Grams

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling is on view at the Oculus

One of the most celebrated artistic achievements in history is on display at the Oculus in NYC. Michelangelo’s ceiling of the Sistine Chapel has been brought to ground level and we have all the details.

If you’ve ever worked with painters and decorators you know getting your project finished on time and on the budget it something of a fantasy, the World Trade Center Transportation Hub’s Oculus was 10 years late and $2 billion over budget. What you need for your DIY projects is one passionate artist willing to dedicate 4 years of his life to finish in your decor… Someone like Michelangelo.

The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is one of the most astounding artistic achievements in human history. The ceiling was painted between 1508 and 1512, is THE reference piece of High Renaissance art for the 16th century. The ceiling depicts nine scenes from the Book of Genesis of which The Creation of Adam (Adam reaching out to God) is the most famous.


Calling it’self Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, the exhibition at the Oculus at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, brings the ceiling to ground level for the first time. The installation displays 34 reproductions of the Renaissance artist’s iconic frescos to Westfield World Trade Center where the pieces are laid out in an immersive setting across space. Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel offers an unparalleled view at the iconic work, an up close and personal window into the piece that you wouldn’t even get if you made the trip to Rome to see the original piece.

Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel through to July 23, and you can purchase tickets HERE starting at $15. After NYC the Exhibition will embark on a world tour… so see it while it’s in the city!

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