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The Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums is a 501c(3) 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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  • Timothy Schmalz visits Atlanta!

    The Georgia Chapter had the honor of hosting world reowned sculptor Timothy Schmalz at the Capital City Country Club in Brookhaven! For over 25 years, Timothy has been sculpting large scale sculptures.  He is a figurative artist with his pieces installed worldwide.  Some of his most reputed pieces are installed in historical churches in Rome […]

  • Georgia Patrons Visiting Rome!

    The Georgia Patrons will making a pilgrimage to Rome in September of 2019. The Georgia and Michigan Chapters will be making a trip to Rome September 2-8, 2019. This will be the first time the Georgia Chapter has made a group pilgimage to Vatican City! CTS Corporate Travel agency has done an amazing job putting […]

  • A 50th Anniversary Celebration!

    Congratulations to Georgia Chapter members George and Eileen Hendrix!  George and Eileen enjoyed a very special trip to Rome, Florence and Venice to celebrate their 50th anniversary!  Their daughter Susan, also a Georgia Chapter member, along with the Rome PAVM staff, organized visits to the Vatican Museums, Restoration Labs and Papal Audience.  In addition one […]

  • Georgia Chapter Members – Summer Visits

    Several of our Georgia Chapter Members enjoyed visits to Rome this summer! Our Rome PAVM office graciously organized the visits including private tours in the Vatican Museums, Restoration Labs and Vatican Gardens.  Thank you to our amazing Rome PAVM staff for making these visits so special for all of our Georgia Chapter Patrons!

  • Texas and New York PAVM Chapters had an Amazing Visit to Rome Summer 2018

    A few members of our Texas and New York Chapters joined together for a trip to Rome during the first week in June.  They had an amazing itinerary put together by Corporate Travel.  The eight day trip included a tour of ancient Rome, Scavi Tour, Day trip to Assisi, Pizza Making Class, Papal Audience, visit […]

  • Holy Spirit Prep Seniors Visit the Vatican – Spring 2018!

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    Holy Spirit Preparatory School is the first Catholic school in Georgia to join the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums Georgia Chapter.  By being members, the seniors attending Rome on their class trip had a chance to have a private tour through the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel and the Restoration Labs […]

  • Welcome to Our New Website


    We are proud to launch our new website, where you’ll be able to read current news about our chapter, keep track of our latest projects and events, and even donate to our cause online. Check back often for more exciting updates!

  • Welcome to Our New Int. Director Fr. Lixey


    Below, you can read a letter from Fr. Hennessy that introduces our new director, Fr. Kevin Lixey, L.C., whom we welcome with warm anticipation. Dear Patrons and Friends, A very cordial greeting from the Vatican where we are gearing up for another season of wonder at the many blessings showered upon us by God. Just […]

  • Event Recap: Fall Home Tour Event


    What a spectacular home tour event on October 19, 2017! Thank you to all of the current Patrons and new members that were able to attend!

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