Vatican Splendors

A Journey through Faith and Art

Exhibit Dates: March 13 – August 28, 2016

 

Vatican art, history, culture and religion are presented through extraordinary works by masters including Michelangelo, Bernini, Parmigianino and Guercino, and objects dating back to the first century. From the venerated relics (bone fragments) of Saint Peter and Saint Paul to Michelangelo's art and tools used in work on the Sistine Chapel, this exhibit comprises one of the largest Vatican collections ever to tour North America. Many items have never before been on public view.

More information about the exhibit can be found on the Vatican Splendors website.

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Photos of some of the objects on display in the Vatican Splendors Exhibit:

 Bronze Hand John Paul II

Cast of the Hand of Pope John Paul II

October 2002
Cecco Bonanotte (born 1942)
Bronze
100 x 100 x 10 cm
The Reverenda Fabbrica of 
Office of the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, Vatican City State
Exhibit photo: © 2010 Vatican Splendors.
 The Holy Family with Two Angels

The Holy Family with Two Angels

Bologna, Italy
16th century
Oil on canvas
Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Vatican City State
 Reliquary

Reliquary of Saints Peter, Paul, Anne, Joseph and Others

Gold and silver metal
Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Vatican City State
 Bust of Pope John Paul II

Bust of Pope John Paul II

20th century
Enrico Manfrini, Italy (born 1917)
Bronze
40 x 29 x 36 cm
Private collection, Vatican City State
Halbardier

Swiss Guard Uniform - Halberdier

20th century
Cloth, metal
Papal Swiss Guard, Vatican City State
 Votive Plaque

Votive Plaque from the Tomb of Saint Peter

Modern reproduction of 6th-7th century artifact
Gold
3.6 x 6.1 cm
The Reverenda Fabbrica of Saint Peter, Vatican City State
 Statue of Saint Paul

Statue of Saint Paul

Gilt metal
Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Vatican City State

 

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