An evening hosted by CMC at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Wednesday, Sept. 16 will feature a private viewing of Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture Around the Bay of Naples. The exhibit features about 120 works of sculpture, painting, mosaic, and luxury artssome of them long-familiar works, others generally unknown to the public.
A buffet reception will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., followed by a private viewing of the exhibit from 8 to 10 p.m.
There is a fee to participate in this event, and registration is required by Thursday, Sept. 8. For more information and/or to reserve a space online, visit: http://www.cmc.edu/events/pompeii.
Questions may also be directed to Susan Edwards, 909-607-2386, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pompeii and the Roman Villa focuses on the breadth and richness of cultural and artistic life in this region. The exhibition includes works of art from the imperial villa at Oplontis and from aristocratic villas such as the Villa San Marco at Stabiae and the Villa dei Papiri at Hurculaneum, as well as works from the opulent houses of the urban elite n Pompeii, whose very name conjures up ancient Roma and other towns along the bay of Naples.
The recent discoveries from around the Bay of Naples have never before been exhibited in the United States and complement more familiar finds from earlier excavations. The exhibition focuses on the influence of Classical Greek culture around the Bay of Naples, where wealthy Romans displayed impressive art collections in sumptuous homes.
The Los Angeles County Museum is located at 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, between Fairfax and Curson avenues.
Parking is available in the Spaulding Lot on the southeast corner of Wilshire and Spaulding Avenue for $7. (Please enter the museum through the Wilshire Boulevard entrance.)
Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture Around the Bay of Naples is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in association with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with the cooperation of the Direzione Regionale per I Beni Culturali e Paesaggistici della Campania and the Soprintendenza Speciale per I Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei.