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“Pompeii Archive: Recent Photographs by William Wylie” Closes December 6

Posted by on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, VRC.

wyliepompeiibodycastDestroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE, the ancient city of Pompeii has captured the imagination of the public since it was first excavated in 1748. Pompeii Archive: Recent Photographs by William Wylie, on view in the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery through December 6, features a selection of recent work by artist and photographer William Wylie, professor of art, University of Virginia, that explores the famous archaeological site. Alongside Wylie’s contemporary photographs are several by Giorgio Sommer (1834-1914), a German photographer who documented the excavation of the site in the mid-nineteenth century.

Pompeii Archive: Recent Photographs by William Wylie, organized by the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art at Colorado State University, is brought to the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, in part, through the generous support of the Program in Classical and Mediterranean Studies, with additional support provided by the Department of History of Art and the Department of Art.

The Fine Arts Gallery is located in Cohen Memorial Hall at 1220 21st Avenue South on the Peabody College campus. Gallery hours (through December 6) are from 11 am to 4 pm. Parking is available in all non-reserved spaces in Lot 95 near Cohen Hall on the Peabody campus.

*William Wylie. Body cast, Macellum (VII.9.7), Pompeii,” 2015, archival pigment print, 37 x 45 inches

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