Patrons Enjoy A Second 2019 Getty Villa Tour

Continuing their long standing collaboration with the Getty Villa, the Patrons held a second 2019 ‘Members Only’ visit on Sunday, Aug. 25, to experience the once in a life-time exhibition of "Buried by Vesuvius: Images from the Villa di Papiri".


Prior to their exclusive curator tour a café luncheon was enjoyed by more than a dozen members and the Patrons were honored with the presence of Dr. Kenneth Lapatin, Ph.D., Asst. Curator of Antiquities, who spent many years and was instrumental in developing the exhibition, reports Paul Romano, Patron President.


Over a lovely luncheon, Dr. Lapatin gave the members a ‘pre-tour’ overview of the details that went into the extensive planning and coordination between the Getty and the National Archaeological Museum in Naples, among other museum partners. Many masterpieces contained in the exhibition have never been seen before outside of Naples.


After lunch, Dr. Lapatin gave the Patron members a most wonderful ‘private tour’, which was made even more interesting, given his incredible knowledge of the works of art on display and the back ground history of the ancient period at the time of the 54 AD eruption.

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