Our Mission


The Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums is a 501c(3) interfaith group that is committed to the restoration, preservation and increase in artistic patrimony of the collections and buildings of the Vatican Museums, while furthering the understanding and knowledge of its members of these works of art through lectures, meetings and visits to the Vatican.


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  • Wishbook


    The Vatican Museums have announced their latest Wishbook detailing their most urgent restoration needs. You can see the most recently added projects here.

  • More Events Will Be Added Soon!

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    Check back often to see the latest patrons events, both here in Colorado and abroad in Rome!

  • Event Recap: Dr. Tim Gray and the “Altar of the Aesthetic”

    Dr.Tim Gray

    We were recently honored to feature a lecture by Dr.Tim Gray entitled “Altar of the Aesthetic”, a joint event between the Colorado Chapter of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museum and the Augustine Institute.  The event was covered by the Denver Catholic Register, who had this to say about the event: In the Catholic […]

  • Patrons Members Visit Rome

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    As a patron member, you get special treatment at the Vatican Museums including private tours of the galleries and well as our restoration laboratories. Check out these photos of some of our chapter’s members experiencing a close up and private tour of the glory of the Vatican Museums.

  • 30th Anniversary Gala in Rome

    Chapter members, Sally and John Odenheimer, Karen and Duane Haley, and Susan and Bill Coleman in the Vatican Gardens. Patron’s 30 anniversary visit to Rome.

    In October 2013, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, members of the Colorado chapter visited Rome for what was an amazing, humbling adventure. We were fortunate to be given private tours of some of the museum’s most revered galleries as well as the laboratories where the […]

  • Welcome To Our Chapter’s Site!


    Welcome to the Colorado chapters’ website, where we will post news, announcements, updates on projects, and other helpful information for our members.

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