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MASTERPIECES OF ANCIENT ART EXHIBITION SET TO OPEN IN APRIL AT THE GETTY VILLA

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An exquisite new exhibition entitled "Sicily:  Art and Invention between Greece and Rome" is scheduled to open at the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, California on April 3, 2013 and will run through August 13, 2013. 

This latest much anticipated exhibition at the Getty Villa will present a number of masterpieces of ancient art from the Mediterranean region. 
 
For an interesting historical background of this upcoming exhibition, the J. Paul Getty Museum website offers as follows:  "On the island dear to Demeter and blessed with agricultural abundance, former Greek colonies emerged as powerful kingdoms during the fifth to third centuries B.C.  Innovations in art, architecture, theater, poetry, philosophy, and science flourished, leaving an enduring stamp on mainland Greece and later on Rome.  Over 150 objects bear witness to the athletic and military victories, religious rituals, opulent lifestyles, and intellectual attainments that shaped Classical culture at its peak."