September 12, 2014
On this day in 1439, the young Piero della Francesca (d. 1492) was recorded as assistant to painter Domenico Veneziano (d. 1461), then at work on frescoes in the choir of Sant’Egidio at the hospital of Santa Maria Nuova in Florence.

January 22, 2014
Through March 30, 2014, four small devotional paintings by Piero della Francesca, never exhibited together before now, will be on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

January 13, 2014
Today is the traditional Feast of the Baptism of Christ, though it is now typically observed on the first Sunday after Epiphany (in 2014 it was celebrated on January 12 ).

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