6 Jan - 16 Jan 2022

Michelangelo – A Different View VIP Experience


Hunua Rooms, Aotea Centre

Visual arts
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Discover the secrets and stories of Michelangelo’s beautiful ceiling frescoes with a bespoke VIP experience.

Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival before Dr Christopher Longhurst, an expert on The Vatican and Sistine Chapel, takes you behind the scenes to unravel some of the major historical and artistic moments around the frescoes, welcoming questions and discussion along the way.

Under license from the Vatican Museums, Michelangelo – A Different View offers a different, closer perspective of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel works which include some 50 pieces, including an almost original size reproduction of The Genesis (which includes the well-known 'The Creation of Man') and a 3.8m x 3.8m version of The Last Judgment.

About Dr Christopher Longhurst


Dr Christopher Longhurst is a theologian and aesthete who specialized in the papal patrimony of art, and the intersections between art and religion. He studied in Rome and worked for seventeen years as an official guide of the Sistine Chapel, Basilica of St Peter, and Papal Art Galleries of the Vatican Museums

COVID-19 Health and Safety
The health and safety of our patrons and staff is our priority. Auckland Live and The Stetson Group will be operating to the Ministry of Health Covid-19 guidelines and directives in place during the Michelangelo – A Different View exhibition period.

Directions to Hunua Rooms
The Hunua Rooms are on Level 1 of the Aotea Centre, accessible via the Stalls and Circles foyers or from The Civic Car Park.

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