The Beffi Triptych: Preserving Abruzzo's Cultural Heritage

June 15, 2009 – January 10, 2010

West Building, Rotunda

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: The Madonna and Child with Scenes from the Life of Christ and the Virgin (The Beffi Triptych) from the National Museum of Abruzzo, L'Aquila, Italy, was loaned for display in the West Building Rotunda as a gesture of appreciation for American aid following the earthquake of April 9, 2009. The 15th-century altarpiece was the first work of art to be transported out of the region of Abruzzo following the disaster. It was loaned for this presentation by the Soprintendenza dell'Abruzzo e la Direzione Regionale dell' Abruzzo.

Organization: The installation was organized by the National Gallery of Art.

Sponsor: The presentation was made possible by the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali and the Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C. The informational handout was made possible by the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C.

Brochure: The Beffi Triptych: Preserving Abruzzo's Cultural Heritage. Informational Handout.

Image: Master of the Beffi Triptych, The Madonna and Child with Scenes from the Life of Christ and the Virgin (The Beffi Triptych), early fifteenth century, tempera on panel, Museo Nazionale d'Abruzzo, L'Aquila