Saturday, February 28, 2009

Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples

National Gallery of Art

During the final weeks of the exhibit, Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples, the museum has assembled a number of lectures that offer new insights into the cultural and artistic life on the Bay of Naples. All lectures take place in the East Building Auditorium.

March 1, 2:00pm
Is Anything New under the Sun? Environmental Quality around the Bay of Naples in AD 79 and the Present Day
Mark Walters, environmental consultant and writer

March 8, 2:00pm
The Society of Dilettanti: Grecian Taste and Roman Spirit
Bruce Redford, professor of art history and English, Boston University
Book signing of Dilettanti: The Antic and the Antique in Eighteenth-Century England to follow

March 15, 2:00pm
Art and Nature in Eighteenth-Century Naples: From the Rediscovery of Herculaneum and Pompeii to Emma Hamilton's Attitudes
Viccy Coltman, senior lecturer in the history of art, School of Arts, Culture, and Environment, University of Edinburgh

March 20, 11:00-5:00pm
March 21, 1:00-5:00pm
Public Symposium
Roman Art and Culture on the Bay of Naples
Illustrated lectures by noted scholars, including John Bodel, Lucilla Burn, Faya Causey, John R. Clarke, Bjoern Ewald, Nathalie Kampen, Barbara Kellum, Miranda Marvin, Rebecca Molholt, John Pollini, and Hérica Valladares

All programs are open to the public without charge; seating is first-come, first-served in the East Building Auditorium.

For more information about activities related to this exhibition, please visit

National Gallery of Art
Constitution Avenue between Third and Seventh Streets
Metro: Archives-Navy Mem'l-Penn Quarter

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