Published: Jan 28, 2011 7:30 PM EST
Updated: Jan 28, 2011 4:30 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Art by Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo is on display in South Florida as part of an exhibit about the history of the Vatican.

About 170 works make up the exhibit, "Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith and Art." It opens Saturday at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University. It runs until April 24. It is the last stop on the three-city tour in the United States. After it's over, the pieces go back to the Vatican and will not be on display.

The show's curator, Monsignor Roberto Zagnoli, says the exhibit starts with the tomb of St. Peter and finishes with images of items from the most recent popes.

Some important works include a bas relief by Michelangelo and a cast of his famous Pieta.