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<em>The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection</em>

The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection

Visions and Voices

  • Date:
    Friday, September 21, 2012
  • Time:
    11:30 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Venue:
    The Getty Villa, Malibu
  • Cost:
    Open to USC students only. Admission is free. Reservations required. To RSVP, click here beginning Thursday, August 30, at 9 a.m. See below for details.*

Summary:

USC students will visit the Getty Villa to view The Last Days of Pompeii. Destroyed and paradoxically preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, the city of Pompeii is explored in this exhibition as a modern obsession. Over the 300 years since their discovery, the Vesuvian sites have served as inspiration for artists from Ingres to Dalí to Warhol. 

Description:

*This trip is for current USC students only. You must use the provided transportation to participate. Space is limited and advance registration is required. RSVP at the link above beginning Thursday, August 30, at 9 a.m. Check-in for the event will begin at 10:45 a.m. on campus. Buses will depart at 11:30 a.m. and return to campus at 5:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided at check-in.

USC students will take a trip to the spectacular Getty Villa and tour the exhibition The Last Days of Pompeii. Destroyed and paradoxically preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, the city of Pompeii is explored in this exhibition as a modern obsession. Over the 300 years since their discovery, the Vesuvian sites have functioned as mirrors of the present, inspiring foremost artists—from Ingres to Dalí to Warhol—to engage with contemporary concerns in diverse media. There’s no better place to view this art than the Getty Villa, itself modeled on an Italian villa destroyed by the same eruption that buried Pompeii.

Image: Andy Warhol, Vesuvius, 1985