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Getty Puts on View Painting Rescued from Abruzzo Earthquake

LOS ANGELES, CA.- David Bomford, acting director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, announced the installation of The Madonna and Child with Scenes from the Life of Christ and the Virgin (The Beffi Triptych) in the Getty Museum’s permanent collection galleries over the summer months. The painting is the first work of art to be transported out of Abruzzo, Italy, in the aftermath of the violent earthquake that struck the region on April 6, 2009. One of the most important works from the National Museum of Abruzzo in the city of L’Aquila, the Triptych is on loan to the Getty from the Italian government and will be on view through September 5th in the Museum’s North Pavilion (Gallery N201), alongside other paintings from Italy that were created around the