Chicago area to host Michelangelo and Banksy for a limited time – NBC Chicago

Unique art exhibits, featuring the work of Michelangelo and Banksy, are expected to join the Chicago-area historic community in the coming months.

The new Michelangelo Sistine Chapel exhibition will primarily showcase the artist’s work from the 15th century for one of the most famous places of worship of the Catholic Church in Vatican City.

Guests can view Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel artwork from a new life-size vantage point starting in May, according to the website.

The 60- to 90-minute experience is located at 2120 Oakbrook Center in suburban Oak Brook and will serve food and beverages onsite for purchase, the website said.

Tickets for Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel exhibition will open Thursday, April 29 at noon, but people can join the waitlist now by clicking here. For each adult, tickets are $20, although all ages are welcome.

The City of Chicago will salute more than 80 original works by street artist Banksy in a new “coming soon” exhibit. The website did not provide a specific date for the release of Banksy Exhibit, but offers people to sign up to hear more information here.

Banksy’s works mostly date from the years 1997 to 2008, according to the website, and include “Girl and Balloon” and “Flower Thrower,” among others.

Exhibition officials added that interior pieces of original works on canvas, wood and paper were less exhibited, but will be on display.

According to officials, $35 million worth of Banksy artwork will be featured in the upcoming exhibit.

William E. Bennett