Friday, June 12, 2009

Just My Luck

This image is from the brochure from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. They are currently having a show on "Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples". It is an exhibition documenting the flourishing artistic center in Pompeii.
I remember that in the sixth grade I had my first exposure to Pompeii. That whole year we study ancient history and while I was very interested by ancient cultures, the idea of the abrupt ending of a whole city really captivated me. I still remember the thrill that went down my spine.
I am a member of the Museum or LACMA (as it is called in Los Angeles). Every once in a while they have these fabulous exhibits and I get to attend to special times for members. It is worth the cost of membership to go to an exhibit and not have to bump shoulders with so many people and listen to their comments. Not that their comments may not be important but sometimes they are distracting.
So, I have my tickets in my hot little hand and I am anxiously waiting for the date to come up. I will drop myself into the show and immerse myself into the Pompeii culture, trying to imagine what life was like 79 AD.
The exhibit is there until October 4, 2009. But I am going in about 2 weeks. I am totally thrilled to be able to attend.


patrice said...

I wanna go!
I wanna go!
I wanna go!

Phyllis said...

How lucky you are. Definitely not one to miss. I agree that it is worth the price of membership to go in and see a special exhibit without the crowds. Of course, you also have a membership to one of the museums in the US that has some of the best exhibit offerings. It always amazes me that people don't take advantage of cultural events in their cities and towns. I would like to live in NYC just to go the the Met and all the other great offerings in town. Everything cultural in Portland is struggling, including the ballet, and they may not survive. It is very sad.

You have to do a post on this after you go!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Yes, lucky you! I hope you will post some of your much to see and experience.

Phyllis said...

I guess I have never been the first to comment on your post because I cannot figure out how to begin this. Would you send me some directions? I am so sorry to be so ignorant. Maybe my brain isn't up to par yet. I wanted to leave something about your wonderful mobile.