Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel works on exhibit in Downtown Charleston


CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Festival Hall is displaying 34 iconic pieces of art from Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel as part of an illuminating exhibit.

“We created this event so you could go at your own pace, see what you want, explore what you want, and immerse yourself,” said Eric Leong, a producer of the Sistine Chapel event.

The exhibit has been on display all over the world in the United States, Asia, South America, and Europe.

There are currently five permanent exhibits around the world, with plans to add four more.

“We know with everyone cooped up with COVID-19, we wanted to give people that visit, live in, play in the Charleston area a chance to feel like they could escape to Italy and to get out with their family and friends this summer,” said Dexter Foxworth, venue manager for Festival Hall.

The event runs until September, but organizers are urging people to get tickets early, as opening weekend is already sold out.

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