In the year A.D. 79, the Roman city of Pompeii was buried in the cataclysmic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Though the city was destroyed, a record of its life, culture and achievements was preserved in the ashes. The exhibition 'Vivere a Pompei' ('To Live in Pompeii') features 255 priceless artifacts and art pieces excavated from the ruins; most are from the collection of the Naples National Archaeological Museum. This exhibition provides a breathtaking view of the miracle of Pompeii, and sheds light on the life, culture and society of the ancient Roman Empire.
Yokohama Museum of Art, 3-4-1, Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, 220-0012 Japan
Saturday, March 20, through Sunday, June 13, 2010,10:00－18:00 (10:00－20:00 on Fridays, April 29 through May 5)
Other venues are:
Fukuoka City Museum
Tuesday, Jan. 5, through Sunday, March 7, 2010
Nagoya City Museum
Thursday, June 24, through Sunday, August 29, 2010
The Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art
Saturday, Sept. 11, through Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010
Sendai City Museum
Thursday, Feb. 10, through Sunday, May 8, 2011
For more details, see here.