'Once-in-a-lifetime show.' OKC museum setting scene for ancient Rome exhibit with art, food

Jun 16, 2021 228

BY: BRANDY MCDONNELL

An Italian summer is coming to Oklahoma City, with legendary art, luminous landscapes and long-awaited feasts.  For the first time, the National Archaeological Museum, Naples is sending show-stopping selections from its impressive Roman antiquities collection to North America in a landmark new show — and that exhibition will be presented exclusively at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art before returning to Europe. 

“The Painters of Pompeii: Roman Frescoes from the National Archaeological Museum," which will include more than 80 ancient Roman artifacts and artworks that were buried and preserved from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., opens June 26 at the OKC museum, where staffers are busily setting the scene.

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