August 10, 2012) – The New York Times describes a summer exhibition of “The Adoration of the Magi by Bartolo di Fredi,” as a “tiny, perfect show.” Organized and originally appearing at the University of Virginia, the exhibition is presently being hosted by the New York Museum of Biblical Art in Manhattan. The U.Va. exhibition of the work in March-May 2012 was curated by Francesca Fiorani, an associate professor of art history in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Bruce Boucher, U.Va. Art Museum director, and in collaboration with Dr. Anna Maria Guiducci, director of the Pinacoteca Nazionale of Siena. The reuniting of the surviving components of this 14th century work, together for the first time since the late 18th century, was made possible through a special agreement between the U.Va. Art Museum and the Italian government. The Manhattan exhibit is free to the public, and provides what the Times calls an “expressive installation, a readable, inexpensive catalog” in a package “that is, among other things, a sterling example of what university museums do best, and better than anyone else.” Read more about it in the New York Times.
This is not the first high praise given to the show while in New York. A July 2012 article in the New York Observer named the show "one of the must-see exhibitions of the summer."
Read further details about the U.Va. exhibition of the show in UVA Today.