NYC and the Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibition

When I was recently in New York, I was fortunate enough to stumble across an amazing exhibit at the Oculus called “Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel”. This was a limited exhibit of Michelangelo’s iconic works of art. Although there was a fee to walk around the exhibits and view them up close, there was no charge to view the works around its periphery.

This exhibit occurred from June 23 – July 23 in The Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center, but it will travel to various other cities for exhibition: six weeks at the Garden State Plaza from September 1 – October 15, and then six other cities: Los Angeles, Sacramento, Seattle, Chicago, Annapolis, and San Diego. If you’re close by, you don’t want to miss it!

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My first view of inside the Oculus was traveling down the escalator into the very spacious interior. This is both a mall with many nice shops and a hub for the PATH train station, so if you’re waiting for someone arriving on the train, there’s so much to do and see in here.

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The exhibit was rather large, yet it still didn’t take up a lot of floor space!

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The architecture of the building is so unique, it feels like you’re either in a cathedral or inside a whale!

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Each of the artworks had a description next to it.

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While there was a lot to read, it was the artworks I was most interested in seeing. I liked how they highlighted specific aspects of the artworks since I usually focus on the overall work of art.

This is definitely a must see if you’re a fan of Michelangelo, the Sistine Chapel, architecture, or art! Let’s just wander around the exhibit:

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I hope you enjoyed viewing this exhibition as much as I did! Are you planning on seeing it in person when it travels to different cities! Thanks for reading!

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