L.A.-based Special Entertainment Events produced Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition in partnership with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange.
Call it divine intervention: It took savant sculptor and painter Michelangelo Buonarroti four and a half years to create the marvelous frescoes that adorn the ceiling and walls of Rome’s beloved Sistine Chapel, a feat he achieved largely without assistance. The iconic images, which range from the “The Creation of Adam,” where God reaches his hand out to man, to the breathtaking scene of “The Last Judgment,” in which the second coming of Christ, saints and rising souls are depicted at a scale of more than 42 feet by 39 feet in size. Now, O.C. locals can skip the hop across the pond and view Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition at the Cathedral Cultural Center on the Christ Cathedral campus, a stunning near-life-size reproduction of the original masterpiece on display through Jan. 11, 2020. Heavenly, indeed. Tickets $18, 13280 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, sistineexhibit.com
Photography by: Lisa Monet Photography