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'The Last Days of Pompeii' Exhibition at Getty Villa

http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/pompeii/?utm_source=egetty130&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=egetty131

The date of the meetup got changed from Sat. Dec 29th to Sun. Dec 30th at 3pm. I'm very sorry for the inconvenience this causes you. I have 10 tickets for 3pm Sunday and will wait for the attendees to confirm first and give the ticket number to enter Getty Villa. I'll close the RSVP for now and will re-open later if there's any spot available.

THE DINNER AT VIA ALLORO ON SAT. DEC 29TH AT 6:30PM IS STILL ON AS SCHEDULED.

Apologies for my year-end blunder! After 5 long years of organizing, I still don't know how...((( I guess I'll be forever learning....

Sincerely,

Sally

Dear members,

One of my childhood dreams was to become an archaeologist since one day when I was 7-years-old I read about whatever happened in Pompeii. I still remember the children's book and a couch in which I was sitting and reading... I was so fascinated.

So, when I received email from our member Sara who is an archaeologist and works at Getty Villa as a researcher telling me about the Pompeii exhibition, I got sooo excited! And started planning with her to have a meetup there...... Well, that was way back in July and it took me this long to finally post....

http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/pompeii/?utm_source=egetty130&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=egetty131

And Dec 29th has a very special meaning for me. It will make my 5th anniversary of taking over this group after it was abandoned by the original organizer. So, to me it means a lot to be able to go to the exhibition with other members to dig up some history together lol

We had fun to visit Getty Villa last time in July for Aphrodite exhibition:

http://www.meetup.com/LACooking/events/67809162/?a=co1_grp&rv=co1

The following information was taken from Getty Villa site:

"The Last Days of Pompeii addresses the potent legacy of the ancient city of Pompeii in the modern imagination.

The Last Days of Pompeii at the Getty Villa, September 12, 2012 - January 7, 2013 Glaucus and Nydia, 1867, Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Oil on wood panel, 15 3/8 x 25 5/16 in. (39 x 64.3 cm). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Noah L. Butkin,[masked]

Exhibition Checklist
Download a complete list of works in the exhibition (PDF, 202 KB, 7pp.) » The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79 destroyed yet paradoxically preserved the city of Pompeii and neighboring towns. Seemingly frozen in time, they are often considered the places where we can best access the daily lives of ancient Romans. While providing windows to the past, since their rediscovery in the early 1700s, the Vesuvian cities have also served as mirrors of the shifting present. For three centuries they have remained a constant obsession, inspiring foremost artists—from Piranesi, Fragonard, Ingres, and Alma-Tadema to Duchamp, Dalí, Rothko, and Warhol—to examine contemporary concerns, such as sexual identity, psychoanalysis, the nuclear threat, collective memory, and the nature of art.

The exhibition draws its name from Edward Bulwer-Lytton's 1834 novel The Last Days of Pompeii, a melodrama of Pompeian life set immediately before the eruption of Vesuvius. One of the most popular literary works of the 19th century, the novel transformed modern perceptions of Pompeii and inspired numerous works of art, several of which are on view in the exhibition."

I just can't wait to visit!!! And of course a dining meetup will follow in the evening for the celebration of my anniversary. Stay tuned!

Hope you can join to enjoy this special exhibition which will end on January 7th.

See you there,

Sally

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  • Sally

    Thank you so much, Sara, for the private tour! I learned a lot and really appreciate your help. Can't wait for the next one))

    January 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How much is parking?

    December 30, 2012

    • Sally

      Nancy, when you RSVPed I was already at the Getty and there was no cell/mobile reception and I couldn't reply to you. Hope to meet you next time.

      December 30, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Sally. Was it fun? Looking forward to meeting.

      December 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to attend this Sunday if a ticket is still available. Thanks.

    December 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh Boy... We can NOT make it Sunday... So we are not available to carpool Eve or anyone else up after all. See you next time. Have a wonderful weekend! Tootsie Roll, AKA Valerie

    December 28, 2012

  • BabyBelle

    DoesAny1want2carpoolFromDowntwnL.A.orTheWestside?Thx,Tifany[masked]Nine

    December 28, 2012

  • Sara

    For what it's worth, rain can be a real treat at the villa. Among other things, the herb garden can smell divine!

    December 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Itz supposed to rain... #8> (

    December 28, 2012

    • Sally

      I'm very sorry, Tootsie Roll and everyone, but I needed to change the date to Sunday(( Could you still make it? Apologies...

      December 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    We can take you Eve if you want to go with us... let us know ASAP

    December 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do we have reservations for this or... do we need to make them ourselves?

    December 28, 2012

  • eve b.

    Does anyone want to car pool from San Fernando Valley via Topanga?

    eve

    December 27, 2012

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