Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples
Thursday, May. 24, 2018 – Thursday, May. 24, 2018
02:00 PM – 02:45 PM
Masterworks by Michelangelo and his contemporaries highlight the artistic legacy of Pope Paul III and the vital role drawing played in art production throughout Europe during the Renaissance. Michelangelo and the Vatican features drawings, cartoons, paintings, sculpture, and prints by Michelangelo and his predecessors and successors, including Raphael and Titian.
Remembered for his enthusiastic patronage of the arts in general, and of Michelangelo in particular, Pope Paul III oversaw the completion of the stupendous fresco The Last Judgment on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel. The exhibition features a unique, large-scale copy of The Last Judgment by Marcello Venusti.
This 45-minute, docent-led tour explores the exhibition and encourages visitors to discuss the artwork together.
Drop in! This tour is free with admission to “Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples."
HOURS & ADMISSION
Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
- MFAH Members FREE
- Adults $15
- Seniors (65+ with ID) $10
- Military (with ID) $10
- College Students (19+ with ID) $7.50
- Youth (13–18) $7.50
- Children (12 & younger) FREE
- Certain special exhibitions are ticketed, with an additional charge.
Directions & Parking
- Free Parking
- Paid Parking
- Street Parking
Make visiting a snap! Visit mfah.org/parking for complete parking info, including a map you can download.
Two Parking Garages
Parking Garage HoursOpen daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Parking Garage Fees
- Parking payments may be made only with major credit cards, or with MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
- The first 30 minutes are always free. On Thursday, parking is free for visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
- For hourly rates, go to mfah.org/parking
Special Offers / Dining
Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.
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