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Traditions and Renewal: Medieval Frescos from the Vatican Museums
 WHAT: An exhibit of 31 medieval fresco fragments from the Vatican Museums in Rome. The frescoes illustrate events from the lives of Catholic saints.

The ancient artworks span two centuries, with pieces dated to between A.D. 1120 to, possibly, A.D. 1330, according to Vatican Museums officials. The exhibit marks the first time the collection of frescos will be exhibited as a group.

The exhibition is free of charge.

WHEN: June 2, 2002 through Sept. 15, 2002. Open Tuesday through Sunday. The exhibit will operate from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. except Sunday, when it will open at 1 p.m., and Thursday, when the exhibition will close at 8:30 p.m. The Vatican exhibition will be closed Mondays.

WHERE: The Museum of Texas Tech University, corner of Fourth Street and Indiana Avenue.

PARKING: Access to parking is available from Fourth Street and Indiana Avenue. Depending on demand, parking may be expanded to include a lot across from United Spirit Arena, where buses will shuttle visitors between the lot and the museum.

TICKETS: Though tickets are free, reservations are required. Entry to the exhibit will be hourly and limited to groups of 200, according to museum personnel. And entry times may change, based on demand.

RESERVATIONS: When calling for reservations, people are asked to provide the desired number of tickets, the date and time of day. For tickets, call toll free (866) 803-6873 or 742-6800. The reservation line is available 24 hours a day.

(Source: Gary Edson, executive director, The Museum at Texas Tech)

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