Art for Lunch
Join us for bi-monthly talks, videos, and tours over the lunch hour!
Coffee and tea is provided. You're welcome to bring a bag lunch if a video is being screened. If the event that day is an exhibiton tour, we suggest you come early to eat your lunch since no food is allowed in the galleries. Talks and tours are included with Gallery admission. Video programs are free.
Video - Meet the Romans: All Roads Lead to Rome
Wednesday February 17 at 12pm
Join Dr. Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, in this BBC documentary adventure that doesn’t ask what the Romans did for us, but what the empire did for Rome. The first of a three part series, Beard explores the lives of some extraordinary Romans: Eurysaces, an eccentric baker, who made a fortune out of the grain trade and built his tomb in the shape of a giant bread oven; Baricha, Zabda, and Achiba, three prisoners of war who became Roman citizens; and Pupius Amicus, the purple dye seller making imperial dye from shellfish imported from Tunisia. This is Rome from the bottom up!
Run time: 50 mins.