Vatican Exhibit Possibly Coming to Longview Museum

The Longview Museum of Fine Art is looking to be an international site, as they vie to bring a rare Vatican art exhibit to East Texas.

The museum is negotiating with the Vatican exhibit foundation to bring rare Etruscan artifacts to our area.

The exhibit comes with a big price tag, a one million dollar donation to the foundation up front, before the exhibit arrives.

A similar show in Lubbock brought millions to their economy, and local organizers say it would be a major influx of money into our area.

Raising the money remains the issue. A tentative opening date for the exhibit is June of 2003.