|DENVER, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Michelangelo Exhibition is currently open at Denver Pavilions located in Downtown Denver. The museum-quality exhibition will be held at the location next to H&M, the same location that formerly housed the DaVinci Machines Exhibition. This is the first time the exhibit has ever been shown in North America.
The Michelangelo Exhibition, on loan from the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy, contains a series of Michelangelo’s most important sculptures, which are original cast reproductions created directly from the Master’s works by the National Academy of Cast Making in Florence. The intention of the Exhibition is to provide visitors with an unparalleled experience by immersing the viewer into the daily life of one of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance.
“We are so pleased to present for the first time in America the Michelangelo Exhibition on the heels of the DaVinci Machines Exhibition,” said Mark Rodgers, North American Producer and Curator. “It is a rarity that two stimulating and moving exhibitions can visit the same city one after another. The Denver community has embraced the spirit of the Italian Renaissance and we couldn’t wait to follow-up DaVinci with his contemporary Michelangelo.”
The Exhibition is divided into five themes: Michelangelo’s Life Story, Sculptures, Paintings, Architecture and Artist’s Bottega. Each theme immerses the viewer with some of Michelangelo’s most famous works of art including a life-size Pieta, Bacchus and head of David. Additionally, life-size reproductions of major focal points of the Sistine Chapel are on display in the exhibition’s fresco room.
“We are honored to bring the Michelangelo Exhibition to the 16th Street Mall, the Denver Pavilions and the creative community of Colorado,” states Rodgers. Denver Pavilions is also very exited to premiere the exhibit. “We were pleased to have had the former the DaVinci Machines Exhibit enjoy a long and successful run at Denver Pavilions. It was a great asset to the property. Now we are very fortunate to have curator Mark Rodgers bring the North American debut of Michelangelo to the Center and Downtown. The exhibit is spectacular,” explains Wendy Manning, Director of Marketing for Denver Pavilions.