If you are in or going to be in Rome anytime from now until Janary 11 2009, this is a great show to check out. It’s the first major retrospective of Bellini’s work in 60 years.
I went yesterday around 5:30 and it wasn’t too crowded. The show opened September 30th. One of the guards said the exhibit was very popular during the weekend.
It’s at the Scuderie del Quirinale. This building is fantastic. It used to be the stables for the Papal Palace.
The collection showcases work on loan from several international museums. Of course the Accademia in Venice loaned several works, along with works from the Met in NYC, The National Gallery in London, The Louvre, The Washington National Gallery, The Uffizi and The Staatliche in Berlin, etc. There are also a few pieces from private collections.
Here is some more info on Bellini and the exhibit from International Herald Tribune.