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Cheyney and Eileen Disturb a Historian at Pompeii (detail), 2005. Lucy McKenzie (Scottish, b. 1977). Acrylic and ink on paper; 254 x 368.3 x 12.7 cm (framed). The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Purchased with funds provided by the Drawings Committee

Cheyney and Eileen Disturb a Historian at Pompeii (detail), 2005. Lucy McKenzie (Scottish, b. 1977). Acrylic and ink on paper; 254 x 368.3 x 12.7 cm (framed). The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Purchased with funds provided by the Drawings Committee

Stolen from Death: 150 Years of the Pompeian Casts, or the Casts as Works of Art

Saturday, April 6, 2013, 2:00 p.m.

About The Event

Dr. Eugene Dwyer, professor of art history at Kenyon College, discusses the creation of the first plaster body casts at Pompeii and considers their reception by contemporaries. Some saw them as tragic victims; others saw them as objects of scientific study; still others saw them as the ultimate works of sculpture. As The Last Days of Pompeii now demonstrates, the perception of the casts as works of art or material for art has continued to this day.

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