Tag Archives: Antiquity


Sicily…between Greece and Rome at the Getty Villa until the 19th August

by Richard P. Townsend An unprecedented exhibition looking at ancient Sicily—the crossroads of the Mediterranean—is on view in the perfect venue, the J. Paul Getty Museum ‘s Villa in Malibu, itself a recreation of a product of Southern Italian Antiquity. Go now and see it in Los Angeles, as the turbulence that claimed a number […]

The Last Days of Pompeii at the Getty til the 7th January

The J. Paul Getty Museum’s current exhibition The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection has the “home” advantage.  Shown at the museum’s original location in Malibu, there could no more perfect a setting than the Getty Villa itself,  a recreation of one of the very estates—the Villa dei Papiri in nearby Herculaneum—destroyed in Mount […]