Art and Sensuality in the Houses of Pompeii

Palestra Grande From 21st April 2022 until 3rd September 2023 Amazement, curiosity and embarrassment are among the emotions that archaeologists and visitors have when in front of paintings and sculptures from Pompeii and other Vesuvian sites, ever since the first discoveries in the 18th century. With the progress of the excavations, it has become increasingly evident that images with a sensual and erotic nature, often distant from a classicist vision of the ancient world, characterise practically all the spaces of the city, from private houses to baths, from taverns and dark taverns, to public spaces of the community. The latest discoveries, which have aroused much interest, include the House of Leda and the Swan and the ceremonial chariot with erotic decorations of Civita Giuliana. …Read more

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‘VENUSTAS: Grace and beauty at Pompeii’

Exhibition at the Large Palaestra from 31st July 2020 to 30th September 2021 (opening hours 9.15-16.20, last entrance 16:00) Creams, make-up, perfumed baths, mirrors for admiring oneself, ornaments for clothes and jewels, amulets, statuettes and precious objects dedicated to the gods. Accessories and fashionable objects which allowed one to pursue an ideal of perfection and beauty. Today just as in Antiquity. …Read more

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Rome, Scuderie del Quirinale 11 October 2019 – 6 January 2020 Volcanic catastrophes have marked the flow of history ever since antiquity. The most emblematic cases include Akrotiri, the flourishing capital of the island of Thera, now known as Santorini, buried by an eruption in 1613 BCE, and Pompeii, overwhelmed by the wrath of Vesuvius in the year 79. The cataclysms swallowed up not only two cities but also an entire system of thought now brought to light by archaeological investigations. The remains of these archaeological sites, two of the most important and best-preserved in the world, are on show together for the first time ever from 11 October to 6 January at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome. …Read more

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Exhibition “La morale dei singoli”: Pompeii excavations, Large Gymnasium

2018-19 Doutdo Biennial Exhibition “La morale dei singoli” Pompeii excavations, Large Gymnasium 15th June – 29th October 2019   “La morale dei singoli” (The morals of individuals)” – the theme addressed by the fourth edition of doutdo (2018-2019) – is the very definition of the project given in 2016 by Alessandro Mendini, mentor of this edition, together with Philip Rylands. The chosen theme focus …Read more

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“Vanity: Stories of Jewels from the Cyclades to Pompeii”

“VANITY: STORIES OF JEWELS FROM THE CYCLADES TO POMPEII”. Great Palaestra of the Excavations of Pompeii 10 May - 4 August 2019 Vanity, ephemeral pleasure, the captivating illusion of happiness, invariably displayed through riches, even in the Greek and Roman world. This is the theme of the refined exhibition “Vanity: Stories of Jewels from the Cyclades to Pompeii”, scheduled to run from 10 May to 4 August 2019, at the Great Palaestra of the excavations of Pompeii (west portico).   …Read more

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Pompeii and the Etruscans

Excavations of Pompeii, Large Palaestra 12th December 2018  – 2nd May 2019   The exhibition is curated by Director General Massimo Osanna and Stéphane Verger, Directeur d'études à l'École Pratique des Hautes Etudes  and is promoted by the Archaeological Park of Pompeii with the support of the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, the Polo Museale of Campania and which is organised by Electa. …Read more

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In search of Stabiae

Antiquarium of Pompeii / 31st July 2018 - 9th July 2019. A voyage of discovery through the history of the ancient city of Stabiae, thanks to the findings not only from the Necropolis of Madonna delle Grazie with its numerous burials, but also from the extra-urban Sanctuary of Privati where the votive offerings found highlight a link to women, and the protection of fertility and childbirth. …Read more

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Expanded Interiors

14 July 2018 - 20 January 2019 The installations created by the German visual artist Catrin Huber in the House of the Cryptoporticus look at the relevance ancient Pompeii has for contemporary art. Expanded Interiors is the name of this interdisciplinary project which explores the ancient Roman wall paintings and artefacts found in the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum and translating them into contemporary terms. …Read more

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curated by MASSIMO OSANNA, ANDREA VILIANIThe exhibition project ‘Pompeii@Madre. Archaeological Matter’ is curated by Massimo Osanna, Director- General of Pompeii Archaeological Park, and Andrea Viliani, Director-General of Madre, the contemporary art museum Donnaregina in Naples, with the curatorial coordination for the modern section of Luigi Gallo. It is based on a rigorous research programme that takes its origin from the unprecedented institutional cooperation between the Archaelogical Park of Pompeii, one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, and Madre, a contemporary art museum of the Campania region. …Read more

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