The Raising Cane’s River Center Arena presents concerts, trade shows, sports and family shows, with seating for up to 12,000 for concerts, 8500 for sporting events, and 4500 for theatre events. Exhibition Hall, recently expanded with an additional 10,000 sq ft (1,000 m²). of exhibition space and providing a total of 70,000 square feet (7,000 m²). This can be combined with the Arena to create more than 100,000 square feet (10,000 m²) of contiguous exhibit space. Grand Ballroom provides 26,150 square feet (2,429 m²) of multi-purpose space. Theater for Performing Arts is a theatre seating up to 1,900 people. It is used for performances of theatre, musicals, and symphony orchestras.
“Michelangelo: A Different View”
Every year, four million people visit the Sistine Chapel in Rome to admire the beautiful ceiling frescoes by Michelangelo. In partnership with Visit Baton Rouge, The Raising Cane’s River Center will be bringing these masterpieces to Baton Rouge, April 1-30, 2020. MICHELANGELO – A DIFFERENT VIEW offers the unique opportunity to look at his timeless work in a different way.
The sculptor and painter, Michelangelo, spent four years of his life on scaffolding under the vaulted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel painting probably the most famous frescoes in the world with his interpretation of the history of creation. Prior to this, a simple starry sky had adorned the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Faced by the challenge presented by the structural architecture, he developed outstanding painting techniques, setting new standards for future generations of painters – up to the present day.
MICHELANGELO – A DIFFERENT VIEW presents a very different picture of Michelangelo’s works: the exhibition shows photo-mechanically reproduced copies almost in original size and in a way that invites visitors to look at them in a contemplative, and at the same time, enthusiastic manner. Where you have to look up in the Sistine Chapel, in the exhibition the masterpieces are on the ground, so that visitors can walk around the gigantic masterpieces, giving a unique “different view” of Michelangelo’s work.
Under the license of the Vatican Museums, the images were reproduced and transferred to special fabric webs. This technique allows a true-to-life reproduction and gives a glimpse of the works, which, apart from Michelangelo, has so far been given to a few people.
The so-called Quattrocento frescoes have adorned the walls of the Sistine Chapel since the 15th century. As an addition to – and to complete – the exhibition “Michelangelo – A DIFFERENT VIEW”, these impressive frescoes await visitors in the entrance. The scenes from the life of Jesus and that of Moses painted by Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Domenico Ghirlandiao and Cosimo Rosseli provide additional historical background and allow for a deeper insight into this epoch. Michelangelo encountered these works before starting work on the vaulted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
MICHELANGELO – A DIFFERENT VIEW allows visitors to view the painting from a distance of only two meters with no time constraints. Tickets are $17.50 (Adult), $12.50 (Groups of 10 of more), and $7.50 (Kids 12 and under). Tickets go on pre-sale Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10am and they go on sale Monday, September 2, 2019 at 10am at the Raising Cane’s River Center Box Office and Ticketmaster.com.