Vatican City, Nov 3, 2021 / 14:00 pm
The Vatican’s historic library has created a new space for hosting temporary art exhibitions.
Pope Francis will inaugurate the gallery and visit its first exhibit on Nov. 5.
The Vatican’s librarian Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça said in a Nov. 3 press release: “The Vatican Apostolic Library inaugurates a new exhibition hall to support the culture of encounter.”
“Our challenge is to strengthen the cultural role of the Vatican in the contemporary world,” he added, describing the contrast between ancient works and contemporary art as “history meet[ing] the present.”