FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 1, 2021
PRESS AND GROUP SALES CONTACT: ALYSIA DESCOTEAUX GUIN
Photo-mechanically reproduced copies of the Sistine Chapel to be displayed from a different view
BATON ROUGE, La., Tuesday, June 1, 2021 – The long-awaited Michelangelo – A Different View to finally take place September 1-30, 2021 after being rescheduled twice since April 2020.
Every year, four million people visit the Sistine Chapel in Rome to admire the beautiful ceiling frescoes by Michelangelo. In partnership with Visit Baton Rouge and Louisiana Travel, the Raising Cane’s River Center will be bringing these masterpieces to Baton Rouge, September 1-30, 2021. Michelangelo - A Different View offers the unique opportunity to look at his timeless work in a different way.
Michelangelo - A Different View presents a very different picture of Michelangelo’s works: the exhibition shows photo-mechanically reproduced copies almost in original size and in a way that invites visitors to look at them in a contemplative, and at the same time, enthusiastic manner. Where you must look up in the Sistine chapel, in the exhibition the masterpieces are on the ground, so that visitors can walk around the gigantic masterpieces, giving a unique “different view" of Michelangelo’s work.
Under the license of the Vatican Museums, the images were reproduced and transferred to special fabric webs. This technique allows a true-to-life reproduction and gives a glimpse of the works, which, apart from Michelangelo, has so far been given to only a few people.
The sculptor and painter Michelangelo spent four years of his life on scaffolding under the vaulted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel painting probably the most famous frescoes in the world with his interpretation of the history of creation. Prior to this, a simple starry sky had adorned the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
The so-called Quattrocento frescoes have adorned the walls of the Sistine Chapel since the 15th century. As an addition to – and to complete – the exhibition “Michelangelo – A Different View,” these impressive frescoes await visitors in the entrance. The scenes from the life of Jesus and that of Moses painted by Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Domenico Ghirlandaio and Cosimo Rosselli provide additional historical background and allow for a deeper insight into this epoch. Michelangelo encountered these works before starting work on the vaulted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Michelangelo – A Different View allows visitors to view the paintings from a distance of only two meters with no time constraints. Tickets are $17.50 (adult), $12.50 (groups of 10 or more), and $7.50 (kids 12 and under). Tickets are on sale now at the Raising Cane’s River Center Box Office and Ticketmaster.com.
About ASM Global
ASM Global is the world’s leading provider of innovative venue services and live experiences. The company was formed by the combination of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences. For more information, please visit www.asmglobal.com.