Cincinnati Museum Center holds art show inspired by special exhibit, A Day in Pompeii

CINCINNATI– Cincinnati Museum Center is hosting a Pompeii Art Show inspired by the current special exhibit, A Day in Pompeii. Artists are encouraged to submit pieces inspired by the exhibit through the majority of traditional and non-traditional visual arts genre and media. Original works of art including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, collage, design, illustration, etc, are accepted.

On Thursday, June 21, the top 25 pieces will be on display during the Pompeii Art Show. The pieces on display will be available for silent auction. Profits from the silent auction will be split between the artists and Museum Center. The pieces at the show will also be voted on by guests for “favorite of the show.” The top three “favorite of the show” will be made into limited edition posters signed by the artists and sold in the Museum Center gift shop. The profit from posters sold will also be split between the artists and Museum Center.

The Roman city of Pompeii was frozen in time by the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Room-sized frescos, marble and bronze sculptures, jewelry, gold coins and hundreds of priceless ancient artifacts join body casts of the volcano’s victims, eerily preserved in their final frantic moments. The exhibit gives you a glimpse through a unique window into the ancient past, hidden for almost 2,000 years.

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Calendar of events:

April 30 – Deadline for submissions

May 7 – Announcement of Top 25

May 14 – Loan Agreements Due

June 18 – 20 – Art pieces delivered to Museum Center

June 21 – Pompeii Art Show

June 27 – Deadline to pick up pieces

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