Over the next few months, the Halifax Exhibition Centre will host a collection of Michelangelo’s famous ceiling frescoes from the Sistine Chapel. Viewers will have the opportunity to stand face-to-face with the masterpiece collection, personalizing the experience. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition contains over 30 displayed reproductions and runs from July 7th to September 9th at the Exhibition Centre, located at 200 Prospect Road. Some of Michelangelo’s featured pieces include ‘The Last Judgement’ and ‘The Creation of Adam’.
A Summer Of Art
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition is one of many immersive art experiences the Halifax Exhibition Centre is playing host to this summer. From May 27th to June 26th, Beyond Van Gogh Halifax took place and people were able to enjoy Van Gogh’s masterpieces in a way like never before. Featured works by the artist included ‘Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear’ and Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ series.
Immersive art shows are taking over Canada, as of late. There have been exhibitions highlighting the likes of prolific artists such as Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo and Gustav Klimt across Halifax, Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. These events allow individuals to soak up art and history in unique and therapeutic ways, and though immersive art is a global phenomenon, this year’s events demonstrate how much Halifax has to offer in its tourism industry, which is already a key economic driver in the city, allegedly generating around $1 billion annually from direct spend.
In fact, several attractions in Halifax have a rich history and are not only beautiful to look at but are also interesting, educational and informative. If you’re looking for more events like Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition and Beyond Van Gogh Halifax, check out the list below.
Other Historic Attractions In Halifax
If you want to walk around somewhere with history, you can take a tour of Alexander Keith’s Brewery. It has strong ties to the Maritimes and is located at 1496 Lower Water St. Alexander Keith’s was founded in 1820, and during the brand’s early years, it only used to sell its products in Halifax and the Maritimes. Since AB InBev has owned Alexander Keith’s, products have been produced at plants across Canada and America.
AB InBev is a Belgian holding company with a presence at some of the biggest events in Europe’s beverage market, including Oktoberfest. In 2019, the company hosted five of the 12 main tents at that year’s event, which witnessed around 26,000 visitors. Even if you don’t know much about Oktoberfest, it’s likely that you’ve heard the term in passing owing to the event being franchised around the world. From merchandise in the form of beer steins to smaller-scale Oktoberfest-inspired events in regions far from Germany, the cultural event has become popular with audiences everywhere. Bizarrely, in recent years, Oktoberfest has even inspired more unusual products such as games.
For example, if you have participated in online gambling with real money on Canadian casinos like Casino Gods, you’ve probably seen beer-themed games like Lucky Oktoberfest by Red Tiger Gaming. The game, which is among more than 2,000 real money games available on Casino Gods and can be played after taking advantage of welcome bonuses, is based on the festival AB InBev has dominated over the years. The festival was also made into a Hollywood movie in 2006 starring Erik Stolhanske and Paul Soter. Because AB InBev has a global reputation, this bodes well for Halifax’s Alexander Keith’s Brewery and may inspire more international visitors to visit.
Additionally, if you feel like getting outside, there are numerous beautiful attractions including Peggy’s Cove and Halifax Public Gardens. The Victoria Era public gardens were established in 1867, the year of the Canadian Confederation, and Peggy’s Cove is the site of an old shipwreck story from the 1800s. Halifax Waterfront is also worth visiting since it has one of the longest urban boardwalks in the world.
One of the great things about living in or visiting Halifax is that wherever you look, rich history follows. Whether it’s learning about the life and works of Michelangelo at the Halifax Exhibition Centre or visiting Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse and Alexander Keith’s Brewery, there are plenty of influential figures who came before us worthy of celebration in this beautiful city.