#UpClose Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel
A piece of Rome has landed inside Westfield Topanga for but a short while. Prepare to be blown away. I was presented with the special opportunity of attending Up Close: Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel display this past weekend and the visuals are still fresh in my mind. How amazing!
After a beautiful lunch, there was a short trolley ride to the display's location. This was a feast for the eyes and for the senses in general, the pop-up gallery features 34 near-life size reproductions and is immersive complete with fragrant oils being diffused in the gallery's air. It takes your breath away.
We had a wealth of knowledge with our art historian as she talked us through each piece. I have a newfound appreciation for Michelangelo's work, and also a better understanding for the Sistine Chapel. For $2 more, you can have your own narrative as you walk through the gallery in headsets, and they're available in 4 different languages.
Michelangelo's frescoe, The Last Judgment is something I could stare at forever and I'm sure I would always notice and learn something new about it. It had me awestruck and I can only imagine what it would feel like to see this masterpiece in person. It's stunning.
Being a homeschooling parent, I'm already planning a unit study so I can introduce my son to this art and take him to the gallery to see everything for himself. I want to hear what he thinks about it all.
Tickets are so affordable and you can take you time here- trust me, you'll want to. There are plenty of places to go for lunch or dinner so it would be easy to make a day of it. Visit #UpClose
Enjoy the beauty at home, they have a stocked merchandise counter for souvenir needs. They thought of everything.
The pop-up runs from November 3-December 31 from 10AM-9PM inside Westfield Topanga, get your tickets before the magic disappears.
*While I was given complimentary entry to this event my opinions are my own.