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Title:
Young Friends Event: Fifty Shades of Pompeii
When:
 06:30PM - 07:30PM
Where:
Penn Museum - Philadelphia
Category:
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PompeiiFresco-webFebruary 12
Tuesday, 6:30 pm
Young Friends Event
Fifty Shades of Pompeii

Buried by thick layers of ash and mud from the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE, the erotic art of Pompeii has enthralled and embarrassed audiences since its rediscovery in the 18th century. These explicit, salacious paintings of ancient Rome rival any page of today's most popular steamy novels. Join the Young Friends of the Penn Museum as they explore the murals and mosaics of Pompeii with speaker Dr. C. Brian Rose, Curator-in-Charge, Mediterranean Section, at this annual Valentine's event. A cocktail and dessert reception follows, with a cash bar available. $10, general public; $5, Penn Museum members; $5, PennCard holders.

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Erotic scene in fresco from Pompeii.
Photo Credit: Erich Lessing / Art Resource, NY

Venue

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Venue:
Penn Museum
Street:
3260 South Street
ZIP:
19104
City:
Philadelphia
State:
PA
Country:
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MUSEUM LOCATION

3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000

MUSEUM HOURS

Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
First Wednesdays: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Monday: CLOSED

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