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Established in 1998 by Fr. Kevin F. Lutz, the Jubilee Museum is now the recognized by the Vatican as the largest collection of diversified Catholic art in the United States. Its purpose is to preserve the Catholic mind and memory by:Use our Columbus trip itinerary builder to add The Museum of Catholic Art and History and other attractions to your Columbus vacation plans.
1. Preserving our historical patrimony in art.
2. Restoring artistic and liturgical items to sacred use.
3. Educating through the teaching power of art.
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we drove out of our way to visit and DID check the website for opening times BUT upon arrival a handwritten sign on the door said CLOSED due to staffing shortage. Huge disappointment I have to say!!
we drove out of our way to visit and DID check the website for opening times BUT upon arrival a handwritten sign on the door said CLOSED due to staffing shortage. Huge disappointment I have to say!! more »
My Friend and I made the 3 hour trip from Pittsburgh, PA to Columbus, OH and it was WELL WORTH THE TRIP. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. The galleries are a little small, but they had..... more
My Friend and I made the 3 hour trip from Pittsburgh, PA to Columbus, OH and it was WELL WORTH THE TRIP. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. The galleries are a little small, but they had..... more »
My mother was visiting from out of town and I thought she might enjoy these Catholic artifacts. We were surprised at how interesting the whole place was even for non-religious folks! Part history, part art museum. The current location (inside the Catholic Foundation) is smaller than the previous site, but they have plans to move to someplace where their full collection can be displayed. Take advantage of the guided tour, they have a lot of insights to share. They are super friendly and let you photograph anything you want and there are even some things you can touch. If you're lucky they might play the organ for you. As of March 2022 they have an art restorer who comes in mid-day on Fridays to fix some of their paintings who you can chat with and ask questions to. Due to the limited display space an hour should be sufficient to see everything, until they move!
I went here with minimal expectations, but was so pleasantly surprised. I went on a Friday and their art restorer just happened to be there and graciously answered a ton of questions. The guide gave us an expansive tour of the small facility, but was kind, passionate, patient, and very knowledgeable. You could tell she really loved her work and was so passionate about the museum. The museum is a temporary space before they move into a larger space to dissolution their entire collection (I can't wait to revisit!). As a non-Catholic, the museum was so interesting and the guide really patiently explained things. I highly recommend the museum to ANYONE especially nerds of history, religion, or Catholicism.
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