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"Hollywood’s Sistine Chapel: Sacred Sets for Stage & Scene"
This exhibition captures the Renaissance in both theater and cinema. Six hand-painted, sound-stage backdrops from Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) studio “guest star” alongside exquisite artworks from The Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts. The backdrops, on loan from Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin, were created for MGM’s 1968 papal drama "The Shoes of the Fisherman," starring Anthony Quinn. Nearly discarded, more than 200 backdrops—including these six replicas of large-scale Renaissance masterpieces in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel—were saved through the 2017 Art Directors Guild’s Backdrop Recovery Project.
Sept. 10-April 4
The McNay Art Museum SAN ANTONIO, Texas