Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums

Welcome to Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, Ohio Chapter

Ohio Patrons to Witness Restoration of
Caravaggio's "Crucifixion of St. Andrew"
at Cleveland Museum of Art

Patrons Conservation in Focus Event

Members of the Ohio Chapter of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums will be visiting The Cleveland Museum of Art for a very special event entitled, "Conservation in Focus" on Wednesday, August 6. Members are invited to attend and witness, for the first time, the restoration of Caravaggio's "Crucifixion of St. Andrew". This is a 'first-time' event for the Museum. The work will be done by the Museum's Conservator of Paintings, Mr. Dean Yoder. The program will begin at 4:30pm with a tour of the Museum followed by the viewing of the restoration work at 5:30pm. A dinner and wine reception will be held from 7-10 pm at Valerio's Ristorante in Little Italy.

Members are encouraged to call 440-498-1300 or email us at vaticanpatronsoh@aol.com to make reservations.

I am always honored to share
information about membership and the benefits of this wonderful charity.”

Lorraine Dodero
Chapter Chairman
A passion for fine art and her strong faith were guiding forces for Lorraine Dodero as she founded The Ohio Chapter in May 2005. Mrs. Dodero is a Cleveland native and has been a member of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums since 1995, having first been a member of the Florida Chapter. The Dodero family along with her family, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Frankino have personally restored several pieces of artwork for the Vatican Museums.

Mrs. Dodero is also the Executive Trustee of the Corinne L. Dodero Foundation for the Arts & Sciences and the Sam J. Frankino Foundation. Through these Philanthropic Trusts she has made donations to charitable organizations that exceed $10 million dollars.

Mrs. Dodero’s other affiliations include:

  • University Hospitals Siedman Cancer Center,
    Leadership Board
  • American Red Cross, The Chairman’s Council,
    Tiffany Circle
  • Cleveland Clinic, 1921 Society
  • Northern Ohio Italian Association, Trustee
  • Gilmour Academy, Board Member
  • United Way, Philanthropist Society Member
  • Western Reserve Historical Society, Council for
    Italian American Studies
    , Board Member

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