âWe started collecting Renaissance-related works centuries ago,â said James Fishburne Ph.D., director of the Forest Lawn Museum. “We did this originally because traveling in Europe was extremely difficult. Now our collection has grown into a destination in its own right.”
âWe have a life-size replica of Michelangelo’s Moses,â Fishburne said. “We also have the Pieta. The original sculpture is in the Vatican in Rome.”
The Memorial Park also has a stained glass replica of Da Vinci’s Last Supper and a bronze replica of Michelangelo’s David, who live in Florence, Italy.
âIt’s a free family activity,â Fishburne said. “And you can get closer to the works in a way that you often can’t get in a museum or a church in Italy.”