Donor Viewing Hours: "Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave"
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Fresco depicting the wine god Bacchus and Mount Vesuvius. Roman, Pompeii, House of the Centenary, AD 60‒79. Fresco, 51 1/8 in. (130 cm). Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.
Donors at the Fellow level and above, Legacy Society members, Business Council members, along with exhibition and program sponsors are invited for an exclusive opportunity to view Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave on select Mondays and Thursdays throughout the run of the exhibitions.
In AD 79, the fiery eruption of Mount Vesuvius rocked the Bay of Naples. Pompeii and nearby villages and farms were completely buried under pumice and hot ash, which killed thousands in the midst of their daily activities. Plaster casts of these bodies are a dramatic reminder of this disaster but, like a fly caught in amber, what was preserved gives us a picture of what life was like in a thriving Roman city. Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave brings us back into this world by focusing on everyday life and especially on food and drink. Along with the pots, pans, and other paraphernalia in the distribution, preparing, and serving food, this exhibition includes glorious works of art, which reveal the splendor and luxury loved by the wealthy Romans who called Pompeii their home.
Complimentary timed tickets are required and we encourage you to use your membership number to book these online in advance to ensure you can visit at the most convenient time for you.
Please note: reservations to view Last Supper in Pompeii also include admission to Wangechi Mutu: I Am Speaking, Are You Listening?.
With questions about these special days, or how to reserve tickets, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.750.3508.
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