The Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums are a unique group of people supporting the preservation and perpetuation of the vast and unique collection of art contained in the Vatican Museums.

Upcoming Event

The Life of a Swiss Guard: A Private View

Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company Museum
Armory 4th Floor, Faneuil Hall
Boston, Massachusetts
February 4 - March 26, 2017
Daily 9 AM - 3 PM

Photographer Fabio Mantegna has captured on film an intimate view of the life of the men who make up the Swiss Guard. Over a period of several weeks, he was fully immersed in the daily lives of these men, dedicated to protecting the Supreme Pontiff. From his vantage point as an insider to this highly visible, yet scarcely understood military corps, emerges through his photographic art a rare insight into their collective identity, but also their individual personality, all of which is sealed by their oath to lay down their lives, if necessary, in defense of the Bishop of Rome, the Successor of Saint Peter.



The Life of a Swiss Guard:
A Private View

The exhibit, which was originally sponsored by the California Chapter of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, was prominently on display in the Vatican Museums during the months of April, May and June of 2016.

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Sculpted Portrait of Giuseppe Bossi by Antonio Canova

On December 9, 1815, friends and admirers gathered to remember the famous writer, painter and critic, Giuseppe Bossi. Bossi, who served as the Secretary of the Brera Academy...

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Vatican Museums Director Dr. Barbara Jatta

Introducing Dr. Barbara Jatta, Vatican Museums Director

Pope Francis has appointed a new Director of the Vatican Museums, Barbara Jatta, who is set to take up the post on 1 January 2017.

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