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    THE LIFE OF A SWISS GUARD, A PRIVATE VIEW

    Thursday October 5th, 2017 - 6 - 8 PM

     

    The Italian & International Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums cordially invite you to the Photographic Exhibition, The Life of a Swiss Guard, A Private View from October 5th-20th at The Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker St, New York, Ny 10012 .

    Opening will be on Thursday October 5th, 2017 | 6 - 8 PM and will include a special presentation by Guest speaker, Romina Cometti, Curator of the Exhibit & Restoration Projects Manager of the Vatican Museums.

     

    For information on this event please write to info@vaticanpatrons.it

    A special thank you to the New York Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums for their collaboration & support.


    Invito Life of a Swiss Guard NY Oct 5


    SECRETS OF THE THE RAPHAEL ROOMS, SPECIAL EVENT IN THE VATICAN MUSEUMS

    Saturday June 17, 2017 - 6 PM

     

    The Italian & Iternational Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Musuems are pleased to invite members to a private after-hours visit in the Museums, Raphael Rooms & Sistine Chapel on Saturday, June 17th @ 7 pm. A reception in the Vatican Gardens will follow our tour.

    For information please write to info@vaticanpatrons.it.

     

    Invitation


     

    VATICAN STATUES, UNIQUE & ORIGINAL NARRATIVE WRITTEN FOR THE ITALIAN & INTERNATIONAL PATRONS OF THE ART FOR WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY - APRIL 2, 2017

    April 2nd 2017

     

    Our Chapter has received an incredibile and moving story that we are glad to publish on our website and are honored to share with all our fellow Patrons on World Autism Awareness Day.

     

    VATICAN STATUES

    by Federico Rosselli

     

    The moon sheds a pale of light all over the city and the night covers the streets of Rome with a silence full of emotions. The lights of the windows create a special atmosphere. The dome of Saint Peter seems to almost disapper behind the shining face of the moon. A light breeze scatters around the dry leaves of the trees. The noise of cars rarely break the silence.

     

    In this enchanting evening, a spell takes place in the Vatican Museums: the rooms are immersed in a magical atmosphere. The statues rouse from their sleep and begin to wander around the halls ... > read on

     


     

    SPECIAL DOCUMENTARY SCREENING & EXHIBIT PREVIEW IN NEW YORK

    October 2016

     

    The colorful history and intriguing present of the Pontifical Swiss Guards protecting the Pope.

    ON the evening of October 18th, the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations, together with the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums and the Solares Federazione delle Arti, will be holding a presentation and discussion of the new film "The World's Smallest Army" by Gianfranco Pannone. This film transports viewers inside the Vatican and into the lives of those men serving the Pontifical Swiss Guard, the famously clad army founded in 1506 to protect the Pope.

     

    > read on


     

    SPECIAL 2016 ITALIAN & INTERNATIONAL PATRONS EVENT IN THE VATICAN MUSEUMS

    June 2016

     

    This year, a very special itinerary was planned for the Italian & International Patron's annual vent in the Vatican Museums. The Vatican Museums opened up for us, once again, after closing to the public, allowing to explore the past, in the peaceful silence of the vast buildings that once housed the Holy Father and his entourage. Through the galleries empty of crowds and wonderfully frescoed, we visited the magnificent Sistine Chapel, the result of the work of the most important Florentine painters of the 400 and of Michelangelo's genius.

     

    > read on


     

    AN EYE ON THE VATICAN MUSEUMS: SEEING THE MIRACLE OF ART

    March 2016

     

     

    One of our International Patrons, Dr. David A. Sullivan, of Harvard Medical School and Schepens Eye Research Institute, who has been a Patron since our inception in 2012, recently proposed a wonderful idea that will help grow our Chapter and develop relationships with Catholic Universities and Schools. This initiative will enrich Catholic students and help grow support from the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums.

     

    > read about this news

     


     

    MEDITATIONS ON VATICAN ART IN THE VATICAN MUSEUMS

    December 2015 - Musei Vaticani

     

    The Italian & International Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums
    cordially invite you to

    Meditations on Vatican Art in the Vatican Museums

    with Fr Mark Haydu, LC
    International Director of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Musuems

    Book Presentation - Thursday December 10th - 6PM in the Vatican Museums’ Conference Hall

    Book signing & aperitif in the Pinacoteca will follow.

    To register for this event and obtain your complimentary tickets as a Patron of the Arts please write to inglese@paoline-multimedia.it or presidenza@vaticanpatrons.it


     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

     

    ITALIAN & INTERNATIONAL PATRONS VISIT THE PAPAL PALACES & GARDENS IN CASTEL GANDOLFO

    September 2015 - Papal Palaces & Gardens in Castel Gandolfo

     

    On September 19th 2015, the Italian & International Patrons of the Arts joined together for a special tour of the Papal Residence and Gardens of Castel Gandolfo.


    Patrons gathered at the Gates of Villa Barberini on a sunny Saturday morning where they were greeted by Sabrina Zappia, Italian & International Patrons Chair, volunteers Ludovica Mazzitelli and Giulia Grierson, and guides Micaela Benelli and Sara Bongirolami.

     

    The group proceeded to visit the botanical and architectural wonders of the Pontifical Residence. From the Magnolia Gardens to the Path of the Roses, to the ruins of Domitian’s Villa and the startling and magnificent panoramic view stretching towards the sea from the Belvedere Gardens, the Group truly enjoyed a wondrous and  unique experience.

     

    > view photos

     


     

    MICHELANGELO’S MADONNA DI BRUGES FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED UNVEILED IN THE VATICAN MUSEUMS

    June 2015 - Vatican Museums

     

    Debora Madonna di Bruges per non vedenti Musei VaticaniOn Saturday, 13 June 2015, the Italian and International Patrons of the Arts joined together for a special soirée in the Vatican Museums for the inauguration and unveiling of Michelangelo’s Madonna di Bruges in the Pinacoteca. Michelangelo's Madonna di Bruges, created and formed from the original casts of Casa Caravaggio, was dedicated to the tour for the visually impaired in the Vatican Museums. A poignant and unique experience, all Museum visitors will now be able to touch this masterpiece created by the genius of Michelangelo and recognize the face of the Virgin Mary and her child Jesus.


    Guests from Italy and around the world, including the United States, France, Monaco, Finland, Poland, Algeria, Turkey, Switzerland, Australia and Denmark witnessed a splendid occasion embraced by the voices of angels and the miracle of art.  


    This extraordinary and memorable evening, organized by the Italian and International Patrons Leaders, Sabrina Zappia and Amy Gallant Sullivan, was opened by the Eminent Cardinal Lajolo with the unveiling of the Madonna di Bruges. Father Mark Haydu, International Director of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Musuems introduced and thanked the Fonderia Marinelli in Florence, together with Ronald and Susan Welborn, Patrons from Texas, who donated this exquisite and hist
    orically important sculpture. 

    > read about this news

     


     

    ITALIAN & INTERNATIONAL PATRONS VISIT THE PONTIFICAL SANCTUARY OF THE HOLY STAIRS

    November 2014
    by Ludovica Mazzitelli

     

    On Saturday November 15th, a gorgeous and sun filled morning greeted the Italian & International Patrons and guests from Florence, even as far away as Catania, together with the Romans in Piazza San Giovanni commenced an exciting and spiritually enlightening visit to the Holy Stairs, the Scala Santa.

     

    > read on!

     


     

    DESCRIPTION OF THE MULTISENSORY ITINERARY IN THE VATICAN GARDENS

    July 2014
    by the Italian & International Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums

     

    Work has begun on this wonderful new Art Access project in the Vatican Museums' Gardens! The idea of ​​a multisensory guided tour of the Vatican Gardens arises from the need to respond to a repeatedly expressed desire from blind, visually impaired and deaf-blind individuals asking to benefit from a place so unique and so rich in spirituality.

     

    > read on!

     


     

    MASTERPIECES UNVEILED FOR THE BLIND
    November 2013

    by Carolina Rea


    Since 2011, the Vatican Museums has partnered with the Francesco Cavazza Institute for the Blind of Bologna in developing multisensory tours for its blind and visually impaired visitors.  After creating a wonderful three-dimensional copy of the Transfiguration  this past August, they have fashioned a bas-relief translation of the Fayoum portrait of a young man (inv. 56605) from the Zeri collection.

     

    > read on!

     


     

    Patron of the Arts 30th Anniversary Event in the Vatican and Message by Pope Francis to the Patrons

    October 2013

     

     

    "Dear friends, may your patronage of the arts in the Vatican Museums always be a sign of your interior participation in the spiritual life and mission of the Church. May it also be an expression of our hope in the coming of that Kingdom whose beauty, harmony and peace are the expectation of every human heart and the inspiration of mankind's highest artistic aspirations."

     


     

    VATICAN MUSEUM MASTERPIECES SPEAK TO THE HEARING IMPAIRED
    Art with a Different Tune

    Saturday 22 June 2013, 6pm
    Vatican Museums

    > read about this event and see the photos

     


    VATICAN MUSEUM MASTERPIECES UNVEILED FOR THE BLIND
    The Beauty of Art for those who see differently

    Wednesday June 13 2012, 6pm

    Vatican Museums

    > read about this event and see the photos

     

     

     

    ART ACCESS PROJECTS:

    Touching Art

    Touching Art in the Vatican Museums
    June 2016

    Madonna di Bruges
    Michelangelo's Madonna di Bruges for the Visually Impaired
    June 2015

    Multisensory Tour in the Vatican Musuems Italian Patron Event

    Multisensory Itinerary in the Vatican Gardens
    May 2014

    Italian Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums
    Vatican Museum Masterpieces Speak to the Hearing Impaired
    June 2013

    Italian Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums

    Vatican Museum Masterpieces unveiled for the Blind
    June 2012

     

     

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