Fordham University Gifted the MET’s Sistine Chapel Fresco Replica

In November 2018, Fordham University received a Sistine Chapel fresco replica from the MET. The replica is now installed in Fordham’s Duane Library’s Butler Commons at the university’s Rose Hill Campus.

Created in-house by the MET’s exhibition design department, the replica was showcased in the ‘Michelange­lo: Divine Draftsman and Designer’ exhibit which ran from November 13, 2017, to February 12, 2018.

According to the Bronx Times, “The acquisition of the piece began when Fr. Joseph McShane, Fordham University president, was touring the exhibit and he remarked, ‘What I wouldn’t do to get this to Fordham!'” (Bronx Times)

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