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Vatican Splendors: A Journey through Faith and Art
"Bust of an Angel." After 1304. Giotto di Bondone. Polychrome mosaic. 92 x 98 x
Vatican Splendors: A Journey through Faith and Art
May 15, 2010 - September 12, 2010

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Experience 2000 years of Vatican art and history, presented through extraordinary works by artists such as Michelangelo and Bernini, and objects marking the most significant moments in the history of the papacy and the Vatican.

“Vatican Splendors: A Journey through Faith and Art” is comprised of nearly 200 rare artworks, historical objects and cultural artifacts from the collections of the Vatican, many of which have never been allowed outside of Rome, and including special objects never before on display, even at the Vatican.  The collection includes mosaics; paintings; frescoes; works by well-known sculptors; intricately embroidered silk vestments; precious objects from the Papal Mass; historical maps and documents; and historical objects from three major basilicas in Rome.

Missouri History Museum members are encouraged to call 314-454-3186 to order their tickets (no fees apply). From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., a Museum representative will assist with ticket orders for this once-in-lifetime exhibition. Members may also purchase tickets at the Museum box office (no fees apply). Show your membership card at time of purchase.

To purchase tickets online at, members will need their members-only code (fees apply). Members will find their members-only code in their March 25 e-blast, their upcoming May-June members magazine. Members may also call 314-454-3101 or 314-454-3100 to get the code.

The general public should visit for ticket information.

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(PLEASE NOTE: Exhibition dates are subject to change. Confirm dates prior to your museum visit.)

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