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Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling paintings to be recreated at MacArthur Center

The ceiling frescoes will be reproduced at MacArthur Center Mall from August 7 to August 30, courtesy of the Virginia Arts Festival.
This picture shows frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine chapel, painted by Michelangelo.

NORFOLK, Va. — If you've ever wanted to visit Italy to see Michelangelo's extraordinary ceiling paintings at the Sistine Chapel, there's no need right now. An exhibition will bring them to you! 

Using state-of-the-art technology, those infamous ceiling paintings will be recreated in remarkable fashion at Norfolk's very own MacArthur Center during a historic exhibit organized by the Virginia Arts Festival.

People can catch this exhibit from Aug. 7 to Aug. 30. Tickets go on sale on July 8. Learn more here.

Staffers will be implementing some safety measures to make sure visitors are safe. Staffers must:

  • Wear a mask
  • Stay six feet apart for social distancing
  • Clean box office area throughout the day with disinfecting wipes
  • Wipe down and clean high traffic areas throughout the day
  • Clean the exhibit area with an electric ULV disinfecting fogger prior to opening and at closing each day

Visitors must:

  • Stay at least six feet of distance must be maintained between parties
  • Wear a mask (this applies to visitors ages 10 and up)
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for all guests to use at the entrance to exhibit
  • No cash or checks will be accepted on-site

Tickets will be sold for specific times. Entry times will run every 15 minutes.

Visiting hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The last entry time will be fore 6 p.m. People can also catch the exhibit on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., with the last entry being at 5 p.m.

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