Exhibition “Beato Angelico. L’arte nei luoghi di cura” at CDI head office

The photographic exhibition “Beato Angelico. L'arte nei luoghi di cura” [Fra Angelico. Art in healthcare settings] is open for free admission at the head offices of CDI-Centro Diagnostico Italiano (via Sant Bon 20, Milan), and runs until 28 January 2024.This exhibition, organized by the Bracco Foundation in collaboration with the Carlo Maria Martini Diocesan Museum of Milan and CDI, forms part of the long-running "Masterpiece for Milan" initiative, whereby Diocesan Museum of Milan places on public display a universally significant work of art over the winter season.

This year, the project turns its gaze not only on one of the most important figures in the history of Italian art, namely Fra Angelico, but also and specifically on one of his most complex and fascinating works, the extraordinary panel paintings on the door of the Armadio degli Argenti (“Wardrobe of the Silversmiths”) depicting scenes from the story of Christ’s childhood.

Running parallel to the showing of the work of art itself in the Carlo Maria Martini Diocesan Museum, the photographic exhibition “Beato Angelico. L’arte nei luoghi di cura” at CDI explores and fleshes out details of the narrative surrounding the creation of the work. It consists of high-definition photographic prints of the nine works that make the cycle of paintings, each of which is accompanied by a second image showing a blow-up of a significant detail, enabling viewers to immerse themselves in a timeless tale, depicted with exquisite sensitivity and a mystical sense of remembrance.

Since 2011, the Foundation has been supporting projects for the promotion of culture in healthcare settings by, on the one hand, promoting studies and conferences, and, on the other, launching a cycle of exhibitions in collaboration with the CDI-Centro Diagnostico Italiano in the belief, backed by scientific evidence, that cultural engagement significantly enhances quality of life

The Bracco Foundation is the Main Sponsor of the 2023-2024 edition of the "Masterpiece for Milan" initiative of the Diocesan Museum of Milan. The Foundation is leading its support both to the museum exhibition itself and to the complementary display at CDI, which has been designed and curated to work well in a healthcare setting.