Who Wants to Tango? Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Art Exhibition Opens at The Stanley Marketplace

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Art Exhibition Opens at Stanley   

Leave it to the folks at Stanley to bring a totally outside the box art exhibit to Denver!  Along with great food, drinks and eco conscience shopping, The Stanley Marketplace provides a number of immersive and creative arts experiences throughout the year. This month and next, Stanley is showcasing Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel art exhibition in the 10,000 square foot event space known as The Hangar at Stanley.

This is the first time we’ve turned The Hangar into a lengthy art-focused exhibition, so we wanted to be as creative as possible when thinking about how to program the space,

said Mark Shaker, co-developer of Stanley Marketplace.

Fun Activities: Holy Yoga, Art Lectures, Tango Dancing, Gypsy Jazz, Opera and Italian Cooking

The creative team at Stanley has planned a plethora of creative arts programming centered around The Sistine Chapel exhibit.  Special activities include: an Italian disco party, yoga underneath the frescoes and a lecture series for children and adults.  Also planned are hands on painting events, an Italian cooking class and a variety of music and dance collaborations.

You can get tickets for the exhibition and for the special events online through Etix by clicking here.

Previewing The Sistine Chapel art exhibition with Bryant Palmer, Chief Storyteller for Stanley Marketplace






You might ask, how the heck can the world’s greatest artistic achievements, Michelangelo’s renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, make their way to Denver, Colorado?  The exhibit is a collection of magnificently reproduced images in near original size. The exhibition allows viewers a face to face encounter with masterpieces like The Creation of Adam​ and​ The Last Judgment.  

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel is a licensed exhibition of SEE Global Entertainment, a Las Vegas-based exhibition production company which acquired the worldwide rights to the fresco reproductions by Bridgeman Images. The Colorado debut of the Sistine Chapel exhibit is presented in association with Beverly Hills-based Daniel Sladek Entertainment.

Shout out to my friend Daniel Sladek who lives in Los Angeles but happens to be from DENVER.  Talented Daniel Sladek is a graduate of Denver’s Thomas Jefferson High School and the University of Colorado.

Schedule of Activities and Events with The Sistine Chapel Art Exhibition

Here is the full list and schedule of what’s happening between now and August 13th  at the Sistine Chapel art exhibition at the Hangar at Stanley. There really is something for everyone and every age.

Paint Your Own Masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel​

7/10, 7/17, 7/31, 8/7 from 7 to 9 p.m., $50

A sip-and-paint experience led by Aurora’s Painting with a Twist in which attendees create their own paintings inspired by Michelangelo’s work.

Holy Disco! Italian Disco Party featuring DJs Clayton K and Eric Lake​ July 12th

7/12 from 7 to 11 p.m., $35

Holy disco is exactly what it sounds like: a buzzing evening of music, drinks, and fun surrounded by Michelangelo’s frescoes, with Italian disco tunes and light bites. Polyester attire encouraged.

Renaissance Presented by Kim Robards Dance​ on July 13th and August 3rd

7/13, 8/3 from 7 to 10 p.m., $50

There are two elegant evenings planned with modern dance performances and chamber music.  Kim Robards Dance is a non profit professional touring modern dance company based in the Denver area.  A VIP option on both nights includes an Italian-inspired cooking class at Create Cooking School in The Stanley Marketplace for just $40 more.

Holy Yoga in the Sistine Chapel​

7/13, 7/27, 8/3 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., $15

I’m always looking for a creative way to exercise.  Holy Yoga certainly fits the bill.   The founders of OmFest have combined meditation and movement to make this yoga class one of a kind.

A Journey into Michelangelo’s Rome Lecture Series​

7/16, 7/23, 8/6, 8/13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., $25

Author and Michelangelo expert Angela K. Nickerson will give a number of art lectures weaving the story of a powerful pope and a masterful artist that led to the creation of the Sistine Chapel.

Holy Swing! An Italian-Inspired Swing Party on July 19th

7/19, from 7 to 11 p.m., $25

On July 19th you can swing the night away with dancing and live gypsy jazz by Speakeasy Soiree. 

The Sistine Chapel for Children, with Angela K. Nickerson​

7/20, 8/10 from 8:30 to 10 a.m., $15

Kids are also in for a treat. A tour of the Sistine exhibit specifically for younger people, combines conversation and storytelling to bring Michelangelo’s art to life and inspire creativity.

DaVinci vs. Michelangelo Battle of the Titans Theatre Experience​

7/24 to 7/28 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., $35

Denverites can embark on a fantastic multimedia journey through the Italian Renaissance. Performer Mark Rodgers will focus specifically on the life and work of rivals DaVinci and Michelangelo.

Holy Tango on August 2nd

8/2 from 7 to 11 p.m., $20

Who wants to tango?   CM Dance of Denver will be giving tango lessons among the frescoes on August 2nd.

Holy Opera on August 9th and 10th 

8/9, 8/10 from 7 to 9 p.m., $50

Holy Opera is a sonic experience inside the Sistine exhibition featuring songs, arias, and ensembles from some of the Denver area’s most accomplished opera singers, Leah Podzimek.

Hours and Exhibit Info:

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel art exhibition is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from now until August 13th inside The Hangar at Stanley. Special events inside the exhibition take place before and after regular operating hours. ​Tickets are on sale online now​.

The Hangar at Stanley is located at 2501 Dallas Street in Aurora.

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