Michelangelo Takes a Trip Around the World

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 04:16

The original "Madonna della Scala"

Art lovers around the globe will soon have the chance to see works by one of Italy’s most celebrated masters. A new international tour, titled “The Michelangelo Experience,” will debut in the spring of 2011.

The tour features a collection of 11 sculptures that provide a comprehensive retrospective of the artist’s entire career. The earliest piece in the traveling exhibit, Madonna della Scala, dates back to 1490, when Michelangelo was just 15-years-old. The show also includes The Rondanini Pieta, which was completed in 1564 when the maestro was 89.

The sculptures that will soon begin an around the world journey are life-sized bronze replicas of Michelangelo’s priceless originals.

The exhibit, which was commissioned with the goal of disseminating famous artwork around the world, will be on display in Florence until January 10, 2011. In the spring of 2011 the tour will kick off with stops in Las Vegas, New York and Missouri. The traveling exhibit will then move to locations in Mexico and Asia.

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