Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition Reopens
Thirty-four photographic reproductions of art from the Sistine Chapel have returned to the Dallas Women’s Museum and will be on display through January 8, 2017. The exhibit features enormous panels that allow viewers to gain a close-up view of Michaelangelo’s masterpieces. The most famous of these are The Creation of Adam and a 40×41-foot rendition of The Last Judgment.
The photos were taken by Austrian-born Magnum photographer Erich Lessing during the 1980–94 cleaning and restoration of the chapel. The now-enlarged images, exhibited on brilliantly illuminated panels have outstanding resolution, clarity and color.
To aid viewers’ understanding are fully narrated audio tours (available in English and Spanish) that provide narrative and insight behind each panel on display.
Nov. 1, 2016 through Jan. 8, 2017 – Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Adult tickets – $16 each
Children 7+/Students with ID/Seniors – $12 each
Family 4-packs – $45 per family
Groups of 10+ – $10 per person
All Children 6 and under – free admission
Audio guides available at Box Office for $2 per person
The Women’s Museum building is located at 3800 Parry Avenue, Dallas, Texas, 75226 (map). Parking is available outside the fair grounds on the west side of the Music Hall at Fair Park through Gate 3. More information is available at www.chapelsistine.com.
Art and Nature in the Middle Ages
December 4, 2016 to March 19, 2017
Chilton II Gallery at the Dallas Museum of Art
Spanning the 12th to early 16th centuries, “Art and Nature in the Middle Ages” explores the diverse modes of expression and variety of representations of nature in European medieval art, whether plant or animal, sacred or profane, real or imagined, highlighting the continuities and changes. The exhibition, organized by the Musée de Cluny, musée national du Moyen Âge, Paris, and on view exclusively at the DMA in the United States, presents more than 100 extraordinary objects, rarely before shown in the United States, that reflect the wide range of styles, techniques, and iconography that flourished during this period. The featured works of art—which include an astonishing array of media, from stained glass windows to illuminated manuscripts—emphasize the fundamental bond between humans and nature, and nature’s constant presence in the immediate environment and spiritual life of men and women in the Middle Ages.
Art and Nature in the Middle Ages will require a $16 special exhibition ticket.