Michelangelo : A Different View

Rome comes to Baton Rouge! Using state of the art technology, the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been replicated for you to experience up close.  Tickets are now available.

November 19, 2020 – Sunday, January 3, 2021

Raising Canes River Center

New Dates and Hours:

  • Dates: Thursday, November 19, 2020 – Sunday, January 3, 2021
  • Normal Times
    • Monday – Wednesday from 10 AM – 5:30 PM
    • Thursday – Friday from 10 AM – 8 PM
    • Saturday from 10 AM – 5 PM
    • Sunday from 12 PM – 5 PM
    • Special School Hours that open at 9 AM on Monday – Saturday (special requests)
  • Holiday Hours
    • Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 26, 2020 – CLOSED
    • Day After Thanksgiving – Friday, November 27, 2020 – 10 AM – 4 PM
    • Christmas Eve – Thursday, December 24, 2020 – 10 AM – 4 PM
    • Christmas Day – Friday, December 25, 2020 – CLOSED
    • New Year’s Eve – Thursday, December 31, 2020 – 10 AM – 4 PM
    • New Year’s Day – Friday, January 1, 2021 - CLOSED


Every year, four million people visit the Sistine Chapel in Rome to admire the beautiful ceiling frescoes by Michelangelo. 

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.

Faced by the challenge presented by the structural architecture, he developed outstanding painting techniques, setting new standards for future generations of painters – up to the present day.


The exhibition displays Michelangelo’s world-famous work up close for the first time, giving visitors unprecedented access to the artist’s magnificent paintings which adorn the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.

This is the only exhibition showcasing the entire set of works and is officially licensed by the Vatican Museums. On 50+ pieces, including a 20'x20' painting of the Last Judgement, this experience allows visitors to view superb reproductions of the elaborate paintings of the Florentine master from a short distance with no time constraints, meaning they will be able to appreciate fully their beauty and fine detail.

Where you have to 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 masterpieces.

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 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.

Sistine Chapel Exhibit example
example exhibit


Tickets are on sale at the Raising Cane’s River Center Box Office and Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are $17.50 (Adult) and $7.50 (Kids 12 and under).  

Group Tickets

Ticket prices are $12.50 each for Groups of 10 or more. Call (225) 389-7025 or email Chris Wegmann at the Raising Cane's River Center to reserve your tickets at the Group Rate. 

Teachers & Student Groups

SCHOOL GROUPS Book your field trip today and take advantage of our rebate and get complementary tickets for teachers and/or staff.

Download the School Groups PDF


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