Sunday, February 26, 2012

Forthcoming exhibition: The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection

From AIA event listings:
The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection
Getty Villa - September 12, 2012–January 7, 2013

Pompeii and the other ancient cities destroyed and paradoxically preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79 are usually considered the places where one can best and most directly experience the daily lives of ancient Romans. Rather than presenting these sites as windows to the past, this exhibition explores them as a modern obsession.
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