Saturday, July 4, 2015
General Public: $150
(HST will be added.)
This summer, the ROM welcomes the opening of the greatly anticipated special exhibition Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano.
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.
Celebrate the world of Neopolitan gastronomy with Michelin Star Chef Iaccarino from the Campania region. Chef Iaccarino's menu will bring to life the cuisine and terroir of the Sorrentine coastline of the Neapolitan region.
Come with ROMbus and see an exotic kaleidoscope of marine life, giant pacific octopuses, stingrays, jellyfish, seahorses and clown fish. View aquatic galleries from Canada to the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific.
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.
Curators will take us around the world to discover how men and women in many cultures adorned themselves - in ancient Egypt, Africa, China, North America and places in between. It is a long history from feathers to bone to modern accessories such as today’s jewellery.
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.