Coming Soon To A Museum Near You! (if you happen to live in Milwaukee)
St. Peter and the Vatican
an exhibit at the Milwaukee public museum
Explore the Vatican's extraordinary collections of art and historical objects, many never publicly displayed. Trace 2,000 years of church leadership from Saint Peter to Pope Benedict XVI in Saint Peter and the Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes, presented by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Feb. 4-May 7, 2006. Presented in collaboration with the Milwaukee Archdiocese, the exhibition's Milwaukee showing is the last of three North American stops. It is the only Midwest stop and last U.S. venue.
The exhibition brings together more than 300 works of art from the permanent collections of the Vatican museums. Historic sculptures, paintings and other objects tell the story of the 265 popes who have headed the Roman Catholic Church, impacted world history and influenced Western civilizations.