Legion of Honor—Last Supper in Pompeii

Legion of Honor Last Supper in PompeiiThe Legion of Honor has opened its doors again! And their special exhibit, Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave, looks amazing.

In AD 79, the Bay of Naples was rocked by the fiery eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Pompeii and nearby villages and farms were completely buried under pumice and hot ash, which killed thousands in the midst of their daily activities. Plaster casts of these bodies are a dramatic reminder of this disaster but, like a fly caught in amber, what was preserved gives us a picture of what life was like in a thriving Roman city. The exhibition brings us back into this world by focusing on everyday life and especially on food and drink. Along with the pots, pans, and other paraphernalia in the distribution, preparing, and serving food, this exhibition includes glorious works of art, which reveal the splendor and luxury loved by the wealthy Romans who called Pompeii their home.

Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave
Through August 29th
Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 AM to 5:15 PM
Audio tours are available to download. Bring your own device and headphones.

Read more about the exhibit here.

The Legion of Honor is requiring timed tickets for every visitor including general admission. All tickets are timed for entry to allow for a comfortable and uncrowded gallery experience. Capacity has been reduced to under 25 percent of overall building capacity for your safety.

Get details on visiting the Legion of Honor and purchase tickets on their website.

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