Rhode Island Convention Center

Michelangelo - A Different View

Michelangelo - A Different View

May 12 - June 12, 2022

Unique and captivating art exhibit will debut in Providence this Spring!!

The Rhode Island Convention Center announced  that the most famous fresco in the world will be on display at the RICC this spring from May 12 – June 12 when they host the exhibit Michelangelo – A Different View. The sculptor and painter, Michelangelo, spent four years of his life on scaffolding under the vaulted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel painting his interpretation of the history of creation.


Michelangelo – A Different View allows for an unprecedented closeness to the magnificent works of Michelangelo, the originals of which adorn the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel at the height of nearly 70 feet. Far away from the enormous streams of visitors to the Sistine Chapel, visitors here can take in the imposing paintings at their leisure and soak them in from only a few feet away.


Under the license of the Vatican Museums, the images were reproduced and transferred to special fabric webs. This technique allows true-to-life reproduction providing a glimpse of the works, which apart from Michelangelo, has been given to only a few people.


Following the restoration of the Sistine Chapel between 1982 and 1994, a Japanese team received permission to film the newly resplendent Chapel. Photo slides were made of the frescoes in a 200 x 250 mm format, which since have been guarded by the Vatican Museums like a treasure – which is indeed what they truly are.


These elaborate reproductions of the paintings in the exhibition Michelangelo – A Different View allow visitors an intimate experience with the stunning frescoes of the Florentine genius. The exhibition by no means attempts to reproduce the Sistine Chapel. Instead, it aims to provide observers with a view of Michelangelo’s technique which is still setting standards today. The experience also develops a very personal perspective of the depictions and intentions of the artist.



Exhibit hours:

Wednesday: 10 am – 6 pm

Thursday: 10 am – 6 pm

Friday: 10 am – 8 pm

Saturday: 10 am – 8 pm

Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm


What can I expect from the exhibit?

A life-size , up close, never before seen perspective of the genius' masterpiece, replicated from the Vatican and Sistine Chapel

Do I need headphones?

You are encouraged to bring headphones to scan the QR code and follow along the audio guide, however, you can also walk through the exhibit and take in the masterpieces. 

Where do I enter for the Experience?

Please enter on Sabin Street, at the Convention Center, or through the North Garage connector if coming from the Omni/ Providence Place Mall

Is this a timed exhibit?

No, your ticket is valid for anytime in that day, however there is no re-ntry once you have experience the exhibit

Is there any food or beverage available for purchase?

The Gallery Cafe located on the 3rd exhibit level is open on weekends and special hours - please check back for exact hours on May 9. There is no Food or Beverage allowed inside the exhibit. 

Will there be any strobe lights or special effects?


Do you offer press passes?

Yes. Please email vvanjura@dunkindonutscenter.com for additonal information. 

Additional information can be found on:




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  • Tickets Info

    Special offers are available - please contact vvanjura@dunkindonutscenter.com for your corporate reception needs. 

  • Price

    $20.00, $16.00, $12.00

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