Pompeii in Color: The Life of Roman Painting

Photos courtesy of Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

Experience the vibrant world of the ancient Roman home as the Pompeians themselves knew it.
  • See thirty-five frescoes from the National Archaeological Museum of Naples.
  • Discover these important works as paintings representing dynamic mythological scenes, inviting landscapes, sumptuous still lifes, astonishing trompe-l’oeil, captivating portraits, and energetic genre scenes.
  • This exhibition presents an exciting opportunity to learn about ancient painting, the tastes and values of the Romans who lived with these works, as well as the techniques used by the artists who created them.
  • Seldom exhibited outside Italy, these remarkably well-preserved frescoes invite us to see beyond the ashes of the tragic city, and instead experience the vibrant world of the ancient Roman home as the Pompeians themselves knew it.

About Your Guide:

The tour will be led by a PhD student from NYU with expertise in ancient art or archaeology.

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