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The National Gallery of Art Collection

Pompeii and the Roman Villa (#154)

This program explores art and culture around the Bay of Naples before Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. The bay was a favorite resort for vacationing Romans. Julius Caesar, emperors, and senators were among those who owned sumptuous villas along its shores. Artists created frescoes, sculpture, and luxurious objects in gold, silver, and glass for villa owners as well as residents of Pompeii and other towns in the shadow of Vesuvius. [28 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: If you can't take your students to the NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART in Washington D.C., IPTV will bring it to you. Meet national standards in the visual arts for K-12 students, with a wide variety of artists, subjects, techniques and styles.

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