American Roads and Global Highways

August 10, 2021

By by Kathleen Walls

Some of the greatest art in the world is in the Vatican, so when "Michelangelo - A Different View" got sanctioned by The Vatican you know it is special. The exhibit gives visitors an opportunity many people will never have in a lifetime, namely to view famous frescos by Florentine master sculptor/painter, Michelangelo, that adorn the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

In 1508 when Michelangelo, just 33 year old, received a commission from Pope Julius II. Michelangelo spent the next four years of his life on his back on scaffolding painting the vaulted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel painting Genesis, a history of creation, and over 300 characters from the Bible.

Visitors to the Sistine Chapel have just a few minutes to view the masterpieces at a height of almost 70 feet overhead. Viewers of the exhibit can see them up close and from the viewpoint Michelangelo saw them.

There are over 50 pieces, of Michelangelo's work including his most famous painting of The Last Judgment, which covers the entire altar wall of the Sistine Chapel, and The Creation of Adam, a depiction of God granting life to the first man.

In addition to Michelangelo's paintings, the exhibit contains frescos from the life of Jesus and Moses painted by Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Pietro Perugino, and Cosimo Rosselli that give a historical background. Michelangelo would have seen these works already in the Vatican before he began his work.

Vatican Museums licensed reproduction of the images which were transferred to special fabric with a technique that allows for a reproduction that is displays the broad spectrum of colors and maintains wonderful color depth and consistency.

"Michelangelo - A Different View" is currently in Albany, NY until Monday, August 23 at the Albany Capital Center.

The exhibition is next moving to Baton Rouge, LA. There it will be at the Raising Cane's River Center located on the Mississippi waterfront. The center is a work of art itself. I particular love the stairs leading up from the riverfront to the center.

McAllen, TX is the next stop. Since McAllen is a very art loving city. it should be well received there. The city has many galleries and art Incubators.Robert Lopez, Vice President/Director of Visit McAllen is looking forward to it. He said "Lately we've had a boom in our street art scene. Located in our downtown entertainment district art enthusiasts can take a walking tour and experience amazing murals that really tell McAllen's story. There are also other great works of art sprinkled throughout the city."

You Tube Video about exhibit

The exhibit will travel to other cities around the country. Do not miss this one.

Here's what people are saying about "Michelangelo - A Different View"

Glenn Blackman of Global Touring and Promotion, Inc. said, "What makes this this exhibit so incredible is that all the images that you will see here of the frescos from the Sistine Chapel were produced with a license from the Vatican Museums and taken after the restoration that took place in the 80's and early 90's. As a result, the amount of detail, the depth of the colors and the clarity of the images are second to none."

"Being a self-confessed art junkie, arguably one of my most favorite 'bucket list' travels was to the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. Despite the crowds, the sheer scale and mastery was spell bounding! Now, to be able to take one's time, at a leisurely pace, to study and enjoy these master pieces with 'Michelangelo- a Different View' is truly momentous. PLA is especially pleased to be chosen to represent this once in a lifetime immersive exhibit," PLA Media Founder Pam Lewis stated.

"My sincerest thanks go to those who are responsible for the idea and realization of this different view of Michelangelo's frescoes. Those who see Michelangelo's images will agree with Pope Francis when he says: 'The world is more than a problem to be resolved - it is a joyous secret that we regard with heartwarming praise.' As a representative of the Bishop of Rome, who has been chosen for centuries beneath these frescoes, I wish this exhibition every success," Papal Envoy, Archbishop Dr. Nikola Eterovic commented.

Exhibition Dates: July 29 to August 23, 2021
Venue: Albany Capital Center
Address: 55 Eagle St, Albany, NY 12207
Admission: $8 to $17, group discounts and family packs available
Note: Tickets are sold in 30-minute sessions to allow for staggered entrance and to maintain social distance.
Ticket Link: Click Here.

Exhibition Dates: September 1 to 30, 2021
Venue: Raising Cane's River Center
Address: 275 South River Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Admission: $17.50 (Adult) and $7.50 (Kids 12 and under), $12.50 each for groups of 10 or more.
Ticket Link: Click Here.

Exhibition Dates: October 15 to November 7, 2021
Venue: McAllen Convention Center
Address: 700 Convention Center Blvd, McAllen, TX 78501
Full Details: Coming soon.

Exhibition Dates: December 20, 2021 to January 25, 2022
Venue: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Address: 400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Full Details: Coming soon.
For more information and to book the exhibition, visit the following sites: