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House of the Four Styles
Region I
Porta Nocera
Boscoreale Antiquarium
Historical Information
Younger Pliny's letters
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Gautier short story about Pompeii

Early account of making plaster casts

Charles Dickens describes Pompeii
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WW2 bombing of Pompeii
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A Day in Pompeii
is back in the United States. On its last tour, the exhibit visited three cities: Boston, Cincinnati, and Denver. 
 
This time it's back in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Seattle. Will it be touring other cities? This is a limited tour, so there may not be any others. If others are announced, the cities and dates will be posted here. 
 
 
VENUE DATES

 

CURRENT: 

The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

exhibit info

 

November 9, 2013 - April 27, 2014
 

COMING SOON:

CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER, Los Angeles May 20, 2014

PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER Seattle, Washington

 

 

NOW CLOSED: 

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Cincinnati Museum Center

Boston's Museum of Science

 

The last time the exhibit toured the United States, eight plaster casts were displayed. This time, the number has apparently gone up to sixteen. Here is a list of the casts featured in the exhibit:
 
Man on Stairs 
Man covering his mouth 
Child from garden of fugitives 
Man reaching out to woman 
Shackled Man 
Guard Dog 
Family of Four from House of the Golden Bracelet 
Pig 
Two Young Women from the house of Cryptoporticus 
Youth lying on his side 
Crouching man 
Man on elbows 

For more background on the Pompeii plaster casts, you might want to look at this book:

Bodies From the Ash: Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii, tells the story of Pompeii and Herculaneum, with unforgettable photographs of the plaster casts from the Pompeii archives. 

 

Closed September 5, 2011:

Pompeii the Exhibit:

Life and Death in the Shadow of Vesuvius

at the New York Discovery Times Square Exposition (226 W. 44th Street)

This exhibit featured over 250 artifacts, some apparently never shown in the United States before. The exhibit was also said to include the largest collection of Pompeii body casts ever displayed. 

Visitors to the exhibit watched a short film ("an immersive movie experience") which recreated the events of the eruption, the floor vibrated, and doors opened to reveal a darkened gallery with 20 plaster cast replicas (the previous exhibit, Tales from an Eruption, featured 12 casts). Also included were 32 skeletons from the Herculaneum boat sheds (the arcades along the sea front) where almost 300 individuals sought shelter in the early morning hours of the eruption.

The exhibit was brought to you by the company responsible for the recent King Tut exhibit. This suggested that this might be the first stop on a multi-city tour, though no announcement has yet been made about other venues. 

 


Two previous exhibits have toured the United States:

 

Pompeii: Tales of an Eruption

Tales from an Eruption which included 12 plaster and resin body casts ended its U.S. tour in Houston on June 22, 2008. It has gone back to Italy now; there has been no news about a continuation of this exhibit.

 

 

 Pompeii and the Roman Villa:
Art and Culture Around the Bay of Naples
which featured 150 works of sculpture, painting, mosaic, and luxury arts that were used in the lavish villas built in Pompeii and its surrounding suburbs. This exhibit was featured at the national Gallery of Art and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It closed in Los Angeles in October, 2009, and apparently will not go to any other cities.

 

 

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