The year 2019 marks 1,000 years since the birth of Saint Dominic of the Causeway (in Spanish, Santo Domingo de la Calzada), founder of the city in La Rioja named in his honour, and the promoter of the Way of Saint James. Along with the religious commemorations, the cathedral has organised other activities with the goal of maintaining and sharing the invaluable artistic and cultural legacy that devotion to the saint has assembled over the course of nine centuries.
The museum and the Banco Santander Foundation are joining the celebrations by showing one of the gems of the Antwerp School from the Renaissance in gallery P (Pietà) of the museum's old building. It is the Triptych of the Annunciation, which is usually safeguarded in the cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada. Now, it has exceptionally left the cathedral's treasury to be displayed at the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum until next October.