Member Preview Days: Last Supper in Pompeii
Image credit: Gary Sexton Photography.
We are excited to welcome members back to the Legion of Honor with Member Preview Days on May 5 and May 6. Timed-entry tickets to view Last Supper in Pompeii are available to members during Legion of Honor Member Preview Days. Tickets include entry to Wangechi Mutu: I Am Speaking, Are You Listening? as well as the permanent-collection galleries.
Members at all levels are invited to attend. Space is limited; a timed ticket reservation is required.
Questions about Legion of Honor Member Preview Days?
For further assistance with your membership or booking your tickets, please call us at our members call center at 800-777-9996 (24/7/365).
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About the Exhibitions
Last Supper in Pompeii
In AD 79, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius rocked the Bay of Naples. Pompeii and nearby villages and farms were completely buried under pumice and ash. Like a fly caught in amber, what was preserved gives us a picture of what life was like in a thriving ancient Roman city.
Wangechi Mutu: I am Speaking, Are You Listening?
Over the past two decades, Wangechi Mutu has created chimerical constellations of powerful female characters, hybrid beings, and fantastical landscapes. With a rare understanding of the power and need for new mythologies—the productive friction of opposites beyond simple binaries and stereotypes—Mutu breaches common distinctions among human, animal, plant, and machine. At once seductive and threatening, her figures and environments take the viewer on journeys of material, psychological, and sociopolitical transformation. An artist who calls both Nairobi and New York home, she moves voraciously between cultural traditions to challenge colonialist, racist, and sexist worldviews with her visionary projection of an alternate universe informed by Afrofuturism, post-humanism, and feminism. Mutu’s exhibition at the Legion of Honor, a museum built for the showcase of European art from antiquity through Impressionism presided over by Auguste Rodin's The Thinker, aims to spur “a purposeful examination of art histories, mythologies, and the techniques of archiving and remembering.”
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