The Michelangelo Exhibition Debuts in North America at Denver Pavilions

May 10, 2013, 14:05 ET from Denver Pavilions

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.

The Michelangelo Exhibition is a ticketed exhibition. Children 4 and under are free. Children 5-10 are $11. Students, military, teachers and seniors (55+) are $13. Adults are $16 and a Family Park (two adults and three kids, up to 5 people) is $50. Group pricing is available for groups or 20 or more at $9 per person.

Admissions hours for the exhibit are Monday-Thursday: 11am7pm: Friday-Saturday 11am8pm: Sunday 12 noon – 6pm. The exhibit is also available for private groups and events.

Parking is accessible at Denver Pavilions' underground garage on Welton St. and surrounding surface lots. Additionally, a special $5 valet parking deal is available nightly at 5pm with a same day purchase from any Denver Pavilions' merchant.  

For additional information about the Michelangelo Exhibition visit, or call 303-534-1335.

About Denver Pavilions

Denver Pavilions is a one-of-a-kind retail/entertainment center in the heart of downtown Denver on the 16th Street Mall, providing a "critical mass" of 40 retail tenants, restaurants and entertainment venues. The open-air Denver Pavilions features three-story buildings on a two-block development that is linked by "The Great Wall," and interior structure featuring the words, "DENVER", which has become the world wide symbol of downtown Denver. With such "marquee" tenants as Hard Rock Cafe, H&M, Maggiano's, 15-screen United Artist Theatre, Barnes & Noble, Lucky Strike Lanes, Forever 21, Denver Pavilions has become a magnet for the metropolitan region. Denver Pavilions has become a magnet for the metropolitan region. Denver Pavilions is conveniently located for the downtown area's 110,00 office workers and growing residential case and is close to the 16th Street Mall, theaters, restaurants, events, cultural and athletic facilities.

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