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Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition Comes to Austin

Posted on May 31, 2022

Written by COTA Team

Get up-close-and-personal with 34 stunning reproductions of Michelangelo’s famous ceiling frescoes – but hurry, tickets go on sale today for the exhibit’s short-run

Austin, TX Tickets go on sale today for the internationally-acclaimed Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition, which opens Friday, July 8 and runs through August 28 at the Circuit of The Americas Paddock Event Center in Austin, TX.  Presented by the SEE© Global Entertainment family and CBF Productions, 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 before 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.

"We are excited for our fans to experience the awe and wonder of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition at COTA," added Courtney Young, Chief Experience Officer at Circuit of The Americas. "This immersive art experience will delight fans of all ages during its limited run when Rome comes to Austin this summer."

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 Austin will allow 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.” 

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 Austin,” said Biallas.

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition will be open for a limited time at Circuit of the Americas Paddock Event Center, with tickets sold Thursdays – Sundays 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Tickets start at $20.20 for adults, $14.40 for youth. Discounts for seniors, students, military and family bundles are available. Tickets are on sale now at www.Chapelsistineaustin.com.