Featured at the St. Peter Museum of Renaissance History
The St. Peter Museum of Renaissance History brings you the finest artwork from the Renaissance time period. Our museum also brings you information about the wonderful artists who made these artworks displayed. We give tours daily and answer all of your questions you may have.
Monday - Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Saturday: 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sunday: 10:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
3587 North Street
St. Peter, Minnesota 56082
Cardinal Jean Bilheres de Lagraulas wanted to create a statue displaying a draped Virgin Mary with her dead son laying in her arms, a Pieta, to grace his own future tomb. This statue was 69 inches tall.
In 1501, Michelangelo was to construct a sculpture from marble, a huge male figure to enhance the city's famous Duomo. He decided to carve David from the Old Testament. The sculpture was 17 feet tall. Today, it remains in Florence at the Galleria dell'Accademia.
Self portrait of Michelangelo.
David from the Old Testament. This sculpture is 17 feet tall.
Virgin Mary with her dead son laying in her arms.
Leonardo da Vinci
The Mona Lisa in the most well-known painting of da Vinci. It was painted in Florence between 1503-1506. The painting is thought to be of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo. There is a theory that the reason she is smiling in the painting is because she is secretly pregnant. The Mona Lisa hangs in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France today.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Self portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci.
The most well-known painting of Da Vinci's.
One of Leonardo Da Vinci's drawings of a man fitting his body to a circle and a square by adjusting his body position.
Leonardo Da Vinci started working on The Last Supper in 1495 and finished it in 1498. The Last Supper is Da Vinci's visual perspective of events in all four of the Gospels. (New Testament) The night before Christ was sacrificed on the cross, he gathered his disciples to eat. He told them he knew what was coming, so he instructed the disciples on how to eat and drink for the future, in remembrance of Christ. The disciples are displaying human emotions. Every disciple is looking at Christ, who is at the center of the table.