Pompeii Lecture Series

The Leonardo Lecture Series: Pompeii

In honor of the arrival of the world-known Pompeii: The Exhibition to Utah, the Leonardo Museum is partnering with the academic community of our state to program a series of lectures. The lectures aim to provide our community with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to tour the exhibit with its 150+ assets from the time of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and dive deep into the history and culture of Pompeii, guided by experts in the field. Friday evenings during the run of Pompeii, professors from all around Utah will deliver lectures in our museum cafe starting at 6:30pm and our museum will stay open late for after-hours entry into the exhibit. Each lecture will be on a different topic and free to the public.

Pompeii Lecture Series Schedule

All Lectures are FREE. POMPEII: The Exhibition after-hours entry will require admission. Last exhibit entry available is 7:30PM

Date
Time
Theme
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12.27.19 6:30PM “A buried city, a buried empire, and their lessons for sustainable societies today” by Jacob Freeman, Ph.D., USU RSVP > Get Exhibition Tickets >
01.17.20 6:30PM “Last days of Pompeii Reception History and Overview” by Roger MacFarlane, a professor in Comparative Arts and Letters at BYU RSVP > Get Exhibition Tickets >
01.24.20 6:30PM “Herculaneum Papyri and Using Space-Age Imaging Technology” By Roger MacFarlane, a professor in Comparative Arts and Letters at BYU RSVP > Get Exhibition Tickets >
02.21.20 6:30PM “Judeans in Pompeii and its Environs: Experiences of an Ethnic Minority Group in the Aftermath of the First Jewish Revolt Against Rome” by Matthew Grey, a professor of Ancient Scripture from BYU RSVP > Get Exhibition Tickets >
02.28.20 6:30PM “Jesus Followers in Rome and Pompeii: The Beginning of Christianity in the Center of the Roman Empire” by Matthew Grey, a professor of Ancient Scripture from BYU RSVP > Tickets to Pompeii will be sold night of the event at Admissions only. Additional, late time slots will also be available this evening.
03.6.20 6:30PM “To Live and Die in Pompeii” by Alvaro Ibarra, Art historian and field archaeologist USU RSVP > Get Exhibition Tickets >
03.18.20 6:30PM “Gladiator Fanatics at Pompeii” by Alexis Christensen, Archeologist U of U RSVP > Get Exhibition Tickets >
03.27.20 6:30PM “Exploring Roman Houses at Pompeii” by Thomas Wayment from the Religious Studies Center at BYU RSVP > Get Exhibition Tickets >
04.3.20 6:30PM “The Dark Side of Vesuvius, an Archaeological Excavation on Vesuvius’ North Slope” by Roger MacFarlane, a professor in Comparative Arts and Letters at BYU RSVP > Get Exhibition Tickets >
04.24.20 6:30PM “Ethnic Slaves and Sex Work at Pompeii” by Thomas Wayment from the Religious Studies Center at BYU RSVP > Get Exhibition Tickets >

Pompeii Lecture Highlights

Free and Open to the public

The Leonardo Lecture Series: Pompeii is a program that is free to the public. Dive deep into the culture and history of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius with esteemed professors from around Utah. Each Lecture runs 30-45 minutes in our Salt Bistro.

Extended Exhibit Hours

POMPEII: The Exhibition will be open late during the run of the Lecture Series program. Get your admission tickets today. The last entry to the exhibition will be at 7:30PM.

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Refreshments at Salt Bistro

Salt Bistro is open! Grab a bite to eat and join us for an evening discussion of ancient Roman life with Utah’s academic experts from Brigham Young University.