Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel -The Exhibition Comes to Salt Lake City

The Gateway in SLC

The internationally acclaimed Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition opens Friday, Apr. 29 in Salt Lake City. The exhibition is a presentation of museum-quality, near-life-size reproductions of one of the world’s greatest artistic achievements.

“This exhibition gives visitors a chance to engage with Rome’s most iconic treasures in ways that were never possible,” said Martin Biallas, CEO of Los Angeles-based SEE© Global Entertainment, producer of the exhibit.

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition is a collection of the artist’s renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, reproduced in a format that allows viewers to get face-to-face with the masterpieces. Through 34 artfully displayed reproductions, this innovative presentation includes world-renowned pieces like The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement, bringing them just a few feet away from the audience.  

“This exhibition is like a sanctuary, you’re transported into a completely different world,” said Biallas. “When I visited the Sistine Chapel in Rome, there were long lines and we were rushed through. This exhibit in Salt Lake City allows everyone an opportunity to see the amazing art at their pace and up-close, at an affordable price, and enjoy an inspiring and unforgettable experience.” 

“We are delighted to bring this must-see interactive art exhibit to The Gateway,” said Jacklyn Briggs, Regional Marketing Director at Vestar. “This exhibit will be a perfect addition to our vibrant arts district we’ve created and provide a unique opportunity for visitors of all ages to engage and interact with beautiful art while visiting our space.”

Guests may enhance their experience by adding an audio guide, with narrative accompaniment available in multiple languages to include Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean and German.

“We have had sold-out openings in San Diego, Cleveland, Dayton, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Dallas in recent months and it is our privilege to bring one of Rome’s most iconic artworks to Salt Lake City,” said Biallas.

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition runs for a limited time starting Apr. 29, with tickets sold Wednesdays–Sundays, 10 a.m. –6 p.m. Tickets start at $23.00 per adult, $14.00 per child. Discounts for seniors, students, military and family bundles are available. The exhibition is Salt Lake City – The Gateway. Tickets are on sale now at www.chapelsistine.com.

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.