Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence

February 1 – May 3, 2015

Overview: The first major retrospective exhibition ever presented on the imaginative Italian Renaissance master Piero di Cosimo's paintings will premiere at the Gallery. Some 40 of the artist's most compelling paintings will be on view, including beguiling mythologies and religious works (some on loan from churches in Italy), as well as one of his greatest works, the Madonna and Child with Saints Elizabeth of Hungary, Catherine of Alexandria, Peter, and John the Evangelist with Angels from the Museo degli Innocenti, Florence. Several important paintings will undergo conservation treatment before the exhibition, including the Gallery's Visitation altarpiece (c. 1489–1490)—one of the artist's largest extant paintings.

Organization: The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Galleria degli Uffizi, Superintendency of Cultural Heritage for the City and the Museums of Florence.