Vatican Artifacts Unveiled for Exhibit at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum will host a temporary exhibit titled Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith and Art, which will open to the public on March 6.

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Artifacts on display at "Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith and Art" will include historical and religious articles, including works of art from Michelangelo, Bernini, Guercino and other artists.
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Three artifacts were uncrated at a special press event on Feb. 26, 2016. This is an oil on paper painting by Guercino from the 17th century titled "The Virgin Mary with Infant Jesus and Book in Hands." The exhibit opens March 6 at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley.
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A reliquary which contains bone fragments of Saints Peter, Paul, Anne, and Joseph.
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"The potential to educate and spread the good news of the Catholic Church and faith through the educational content of this exhibition is unprecedented," said Archbishop of Los Angeles José H. Gomez in a press release.
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This angel is from the workshop of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, also made during the 17th Century
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Following the time at the Reagan Library, the items in the exhibit (which include mosaics, frescoes, and sculptures among other artifacts) will return to the Vatican, from which they cannot be absent for more than a year.
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