07 April 2008

Believe it or not

The Minnesota History Center will display the Splendors of the Vatican this fall!!

Only one of three cities to host the exhibit - with St. Petersburg, FL and Cleveland, OH

About the Vatican Splendors Exhibit

Experience 2,000 years of Vatican art and history
Michelangelo items and works by Bernini, Giotto, and others. Artwork dating back to the third century. From the venerated relics (bone fragments) of Saint Peter to items from the election of Pope Benedict XVI, this exhibit comprises one of the largest Vatican collections ever to tour North America. Many items have never before been on public view. From culture to history to art, explore how the Papacy has impacted-and been impacted-by the world throughout the centuries.

Exhibition Gallery Layout and Artistic Highlights

Vatican Splendors from Saint Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums and Swiss Guard features approximately 200 works of art and historically significant objects, many of which have never left the Vatican.

The exhibition is organized into four thematic sections that illustrate the evolution of the Church and its papacy beginning with Saint Peter through the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI, with special emphasis on the founding 500 years ago of the Renaissance (current) Saint Peter’s Basilica, the Papal Swiss Guard and the Vatican Museums. The objects are presented in galleries and recreated environments that enhance the visitor's understanding of their historical and artistic significance.

Exhibition designers want visitors to feel transported to the Vatican, from the underground catacombs where the remains of Saint Peter were discovered to the magnificent papal chambers found above ground. From the sights and sounds of the grand Basilica to a touchable cast of John Paul II’s hand, the exhibition is a multi-sensory experience.


The Vatican Splendors exhibition will be on display at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, Minnesota beginning September 27, 2008. To be notified when advance tickets go on sale, go to www.mnhs.org/vatican, or watch for more information on this web site.

Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55102

[Denim jumper twitch to the knowledgable homeschool moms.]


Cathy_of_Alex said...

Cripes! Thanks for the reminder. I keep forgetting to call MHC and reserve a ticket!

Chris said...

OK, this isn't a comment about your post exactly-- just wanted to say HI ---I found your blog on a link from Cathy's (above) and it's fabulous!I had no idea there were so many faithful Catholic bloggers in MN!
I am curious- are you a member of St Agnes? I just joined that parish even though I live an hour away. I have been driving up every Sunday for the Latin Mass but haven't really met anyone yet (except Fr. Ubel!). I have not ever been to St Augustine's but would love to go sometime.
Anyway, great blog- I've subscribed! :)

Terry Nelson said...

This is really exciting.

(Denim jumper twitch - I should have thought of that one!)

swissmiss said...

Maybe a bunch of local bloggers should get together and make a showing...

Welcome to my blog! I have attended St. Agnes since 1986 and was married there by Father Ince. We then moved to Seattle for about 10 years and moved back about eight years ago have "rejoined" the parish.

I've attended the women's bible study at St. Augustine's for the last few years. The past weekend was the first time I ever attended Mass there, but it wasn't for their Tridentine. I'll have to get down there for it one of these days.

Mairin :o) said...

If this is similar to 'St Peter and the Vatican' which appear in Milwaukee about two years ago, it will be well worth attending.