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The Vatican collections : the papacy and art /

by Art Institute of Chicago; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.); Art Institute of Chicago; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.ISBN: 0870993216.Subject(s): Vatican Palace (Vatican City) -- Exhibitions | Vatican Palace (Vatican City) -- Exhibitions | Vatican Museum | Art -- Collections | Art -- Exhibitions -- Vatican City | Vatican Palace (Vatican City) | Art museums | Vatican -- Exhibitions | Christian art and symbolism -- Vatican City -- Exhibitions | Art -- Vatican City -- Exhibitions | Christian art and symbolism | Art | Vatican City | Vatican City -- Exhibitions | Exhibition catalogs
Contents:
Message by Pope John Paul II -- Foreword / Philippe de Montebello, James N. Wood, Ian McKibbin White -- Acknowledgments / Philippe de Montebello, George Weissman -- Map of Vatican City State -- The Vatican museums -- Old Saint Peter's -- The Fabbrica of Saint Peter's -- The Apostolic palaces -- The Belvedere -- The Treasury of Saint Peter's -- New Saint Peter's and Baroque Rome -- The library museums -- Museo Pio-Clementino -- Pinacoteca -- Museo Gregoriano Egizio -- Museo Gregoriano Etrusco -- The collections of Greek and Roman antiquities in the 19th and 20th centuries -- Museo Pio Cristiano -- Pontificio Museo Missionario-Etnologico -- Collezione d'Arte Religiosa Moderna -- Saint Peter and his successors -- Contributors to the catalogue -- Photograph credits.
Summary: Nearly three hundred illustrations and a text reveal the entire range of the Vatican's artistic holdings, replete with priceless masterworks from all periods.
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A catalogue of an exhibition to be shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Feb. 26-June 12, 1983; the Art Institute of Chicago, July 21-Oct. 16, 1983; and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Nov. 19, 1983-Feb. 19, 1984.

Includes bibliographical references.

Message by Pope John Paul II -- Foreword / Philippe de Montebello, James N. Wood, Ian McKibbin White -- Acknowledgments / Philippe de Montebello, George Weissman -- Map of Vatican City State -- The Vatican museums -- Old Saint Peter's -- The Fabbrica of Saint Peter's -- The Apostolic palaces -- The Belvedere -- The Treasury of Saint Peter's -- New Saint Peter's and Baroque Rome -- The library museums -- Museo Pio-Clementino -- Pinacoteca -- Museo Gregoriano Egizio -- Museo Gregoriano Etrusco -- The collections of Greek and Roman antiquities in the 19th and 20th centuries -- Museo Pio Cristiano -- Pontificio Museo Missionario-Etnologico -- Collezione d'Arte Religiosa Moderna -- Saint Peter and his successors -- Contributors to the catalogue -- Photograph credits.

Nearly three hundred illustrations and a text reveal the entire range of the Vatican's artistic holdings, replete with priceless masterworks from all periods.

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