Next year marks the 500th anniversary of Michelangelo’s ascent to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, where he painted the world’s most celebrated fresco. It’s also the anniversary of the Catholic Church’s Swiss Guard, the Vatican museums, and St. Peter’s Basilica. To commemorate the occasion of its total institutional domination of Europe’s art and culture, the Vatican will display many of its relics and valuables in a traveling... More >>>