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The Vatican Rents Out Sistine Chapel to Porsche for Private Event

For the first time in its 600-year history, the Vatican has rented out the Sistine Chapel for use as a private event venue. Luxury automaker Porsche paid โ‚ฌ5,000 a person (roughly $8,000) for the 40-person event held inside, a small charity concert starring a choir from the 500-year-old Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. This is not the first time the Sistine Chapel has been used for such performance events, but this is the very first time performances have been held for a corporate donor as opposed to members of the Vatican themselves. In an interview with the Telegraph, the Vatican Museums Monsignor Paolo Nicolini explained the reason for such a pivitol decision in operations: "It is an initiative which will support the Pope's charity projects. It is aimed at big companies which, through the payment of a fee, can contribute to charity activities." What do you think about the Vatican's decision to rent out the Sistine Chapel for corporate events? Do you think the partnership between the Vatican and corporate donors would help or hurt Sistine Chapel fresco preservation efforts? Let me know. I'm curious to see what the Vinglers think!
the Vatican and Catholic church have done more for the world than ppl know or care to learn of. Ppl hate what they don't know
being Catholic first thought opposing the idea but I guess if it helps preserve the beauty of the chapel it may not be so bad. Still not sure
i think it's a fine example of the Vatican lining their pockets in a futile attempt to stockpile a hoard even more money, to try and buy a shot in the arm for their dying religion. its not about the rental of the Sistine chapel, who really gives a fuck. its the fact they need the money. since when did the Vatican do such things....Never. No amount of money will keep a false, shameful violent religious order from falling from the inside out.....big business fails....ask GM. IF ENOUGH PEOPLE NO LONGER BELIEVE U WILL CEASE TO EXIST.#false god #false god #sky fairy # open ur mind
This is crazy :/ I mean, I guess it's up to them to decide who to rent it out to (and this is kind of better than taxing peoiple more to come into vatican city i guess?) but it still just feels.....weird
Also, if the monsignor states it supports the Pope's charitable cause, then why don't they rent out directly to the charities themselves? Oh, that's right. Because those charities, unlike Porsche, can't shell out $8000 per head. It's a sad day when monetary gains for the church have to be so prominent.
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Welcome to the Funny Community game, Love It Or Hate It! This game is really similar to Monday's 'No Good or So Good' food game - except this one deals a lot more with non-food things. Every week, I highlight a different thing that a lot of people either really love or really hate and see how our community feels overall! Last week, I asked you how you felt about scary movies. Out of the 63 who voted, 47 of you voted that watching horror movies was TONS OF FUN! Soooo... SCARY MOVIES WIN!!!! This week, I want to know: Do you like going to art museums, or do you find them really boring? Art museums began in the 17th century, when private collectors would share the work to the public. Since then, they've slowly turned into a popular school field trip ultimate destination. Still a lot of us, well... we just don't get the hype. But how do YOU feel about art museums? Debate, debate, debate! @Inaritricx @Taijiotter @wonyeop316 @AimeeH @XergaB20 @JustinaNguyen @Danse @RainaC3 @bnrenchilada @destiny1419 @arnelli @Luci546 @InPlainSight @Ash2424701 @GingerMJones @zwdodds @LenaBlackRose @misssukyi @TerraToyaSi @kneelb4zod @BrookeStam @RachelParker @JaxomB @ultraninja10 @reyestiny93 @MattK95 @MajahnNelson @petname83 @BluBear07 @melifluosmelodi @ZoilaObregon @GossamoKewen95 @TracyLynnn @TiffanyWallace @VixenViVi @DenieceSuit @ButterflyBlu @CelinaGonzalez @MaighdlinS @maddiemoozer @VeronicaArtino @iixel @TomHawthorne @DominiqueThomas @ElizabethT @RiggaFoster @AluSparklez @kvnguyen @chris98vamg @WiviDemol @animechild51 @2Distracted @cthulu @jazziejazz @JessicaChaney @shantalcamara @J1mbleJ4mz @Beeplzzz @carmaa10 @MayraYanez @Kamiamon @HeatherWright @MischiefK1ng @SeoInHan @ShonA @KennyMcCormick @MooshieBay @IMNII @Ikpoper @humairaa @ merryjayne13 @zoemvillarreal @lilleonz @ChristinaOMalle @AllieGrabowski @baileykayleen @KarleyFrance @Ticasensei
Rago Auction House: A Destination for Learners, Buyers, and Sellers of Arts, Antiques and Collectibles
Rago Auctions is the biggest and famous auction house in New Jersey. Since 1994, it has served a large number of merchants and purchasers with a solitary mix of worldwide reach and individual assistance. One of the top sale houses in the field of the twentieth-century plan since its origin, Rago's skill covers hundreds of years of artistic work, embellishing expressions, decorations, gems, silver, money, and ethnographic property. It is a globally known setting through which to purchase and sell. It is additionally an objective for the individuals who look to learn and share information about workmanship, collectibles, and gathering, offering free valuations for individual property (from a solitary piece to accumulations and homes), examinations, and closeout displays in-house and on the web. Thoughtfulness regarding dispatchers is of principal significance and customers appreciate direct admittance to accomplices and specialists all through the valuation, transfer, and closeout measure. Rago Auctions happily supports local arts and local area associations here and there in the Delaware Valley and consistently bands together with associations including the Historical Society of Princeton, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Nakashima Foundation for Peace, among numerous others. Rago Auction Lambertville New Jersey has become a leading auction house not only in Lambertville New Jersey but also in the world. In the mid-year of 2019, Rago's united with Wright (a closeout house situated in Chicago and New York), making a joined organization with $60+ million in merged yearly deals, a group of 75, and over a hundred years of business experience. Rago's expansive mastery in workmanship, gems, earthenware production, and domains and Wright's attention on the plan and the inventive show will better serve their customers and broaden their ability in the realm of craftsmanship and plan. The two houses will keep on working under their individual names while sharing innovation, skill, and showcasing endeavours. Tonal Sculptures by Harry Bertoia for auction at Rago. Rago Arts and Auction center had tonal sculptures of Harry Bertoia at auction. Harry Bertoia was a notable sound workmanship stone worker, visual craftsman, and furniture architect. The craftsman was brought into the world in Italy and moved to America at 15 years old. Bertoia attended a university with specialists like Walter Gropius, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eero Saarinen. In spite of the fact that Bertoia was keen on expressions and furniture plan, his genuine ability was in sound model. He frequently bowed or extended bits of metal while testing in his workshop. At the point when presented to contact or wind, these pieces made tempting sounds. The impending Rago sell off features different apparent models by Harry Bertoia. The feature is an untitled multi-plane development made for the First National Bank of Miami. The 1958 craftsmanship establishment is made with steel and canvassed in dissolve covered metal. Bertoia's son ambient figures produce distinctive and natural sounds that meditatively affect audience members. Likewise displayed is a work area made for David Solinger's law office by conspicuous wood stone carver Wharton Esherick. The 1954 pecan and cherry work area has an enormous extra room with drawers, retires, and sliding entryways. Prevalently known as the "Dignitary of American Craft," Esherick was known for diminishing the hole among expressions and artworks to restore interest in wood craftsmanship. The accessible work area is an unmistakable illustration of Wharton Esherick's Cubist and German Expressionist style. The closeout will include furniture from the Nakashima Studio by father-little girl team George and Mira Nakashima. A divider bureau by George Nakashima features the qualities of the American dark pecan with its unmistakable plan. Works from Albert Paley, Pierre Jeanneret, and others balance the list. Find few of the art of George Nakashima which were featured at auction. For more such auctions and their schedules, see the auction calendar of auctiondaily.