Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A question about past exhibitions

Kenneth Lapatin asks:

In preparation for an exhibition about the modern reception of Pompeii and the Vesuvian cities that will open at the Getty Villa next year and travel on to the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec, I am compiling a list of exhibitions of related to Pompeii and other Vesuvian sites for publication as an appendix in the exhibition catalogue, The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection. The list now has over two hundred entries, and surely has some omissions, but I seek information particularly about four exhibitions that toured Japan, specifically the cities, museums, and dates in which they appeared:

1) I have seen vague references to a show in 1950 or 1951, which, if not mythical, would be the first post-war exhibition of Pompeian material.

2) "La vita quotidiana nell' antichità Romana" in 1976

3) "Picta Fragmenta" in 1997

4) "L'Archeologia del Vulcano" in 2000

Any leads, including references to published catalogues, would be most appreciated. (Once the list is complete, I hope also to post it on the web, so that it can be amended and kept up to date.)