Sunday, February 21, 2021

Visiting the Sistine Chapel with the Historical League

We didn't need to travel to Italy to visit Michaelangelo's Sistine Chapel. Historical League tours take you all over the world . . . at least to Rome, with tour chairs Mary McMahon and Julie Moore organizing them! 

This immersive art exhibition featured 10,000 square feet of the artist’s frescoes that adorn the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.  Phoenix hosted this event November - February 14, 2021 through Special Entertainment Events. The venue accommodated physical distancing guidelines provided by public health administrators. Guests wore masks at all times, and managed entry/exit (as well as timed-ticketing) limited the amount of visitors in the exhibit at one time. 

Mary McMahon at the Sistine Chapel exhibition

Revered for its likeness and globally acclaimed, the exhibition has brought unique experiences to hundreds of thousands of visitors around the world, in locations such as New York City, Shanghai, Berlin, Bogota, Vienna and now Phoenix.

The exhibit had 34 panels of the frescoes produced in their near-original size. Among these reproductions are masterpieces like The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement. The exhibit brought visitors within
just a few feet of the frescoes, producing a once-in-a-lifetime experience.