Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition in Charleston showcases the awe and wonder of one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements while allowing visitors to experience the art from a life-sized, never before seen perspective. Last Friday, PCA’s Junior AP European History class traveled downtown to Festival Hall to explore the exhibit up close and view Michelangelo’s works of art based on biblical characters and stories. 34 iconic frescoes were featured in a spectacular display of color and beauty, while an expert audio tour explained each piece featured in the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
History teacher, James Ugland, said this was a unique experience that will help the class gain a greater understanding of the artistic inspiration and historical value of Michelangelo’s works of art. “Students learn a great amount about art and various artists throughout the AP European History course. Throughout the year, students will learn how to look at art and see how it connects to history.”
Mr. Ugland said many students were amazed by the masterful fresco paintings and couldn’t believe the meanings that Michelangelo hid in each work of art.