Thursday, July 30, 2015
FREE. RSVP Required.
From the perspective of the Asian collections at the British Museum, Dr. Michael Willis reflects on the question of the ‘sacred object’ in the ‘secular space’ of the museum.
The Smithsonian Institute's Benjamin Andrews takes us on a journey through explosive volcanic eruptions such as that seen at Pompeii in 79 AD. Hear his take on the impact of volcanic activities on regional and global environments, and human societies.
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Kenneth Lapatin of the J. Paul Getty Museum joins us to explore the re-discovery of Pompeii, its influence on Neoclassicism, and the impact of Rome on the modern psyche.
Salvatore Settis, one of Italy's foremost scholars, joins us to discuss the extraordinary art of Pompeii and its impact on Italian history and culture
Celebrate the closing of Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano with a gastronomic extravaganza of Neopolitan food and drink.
Go behind closed doors in the ancient metropolis of Pompeii. From bathhouses and prostitutes, to villas and erotic artwork, Dr. Paul Roberts explores the private side of life in the Roman world.