Docent de Young Fine Arts Museum: “Last Supper in Pompeii”

The Last Day of Pompeii by Karl Brullov from Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons
The Last Day of Pompeii by Karl Brullov from Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Oakmont Sunday Symposium Broadcast Series
10:30 am on Sunday mornings (Zoom Info below and on our Website)

May 2, 2021
Carol Porter
Docent deYoung Fine Arts Museum
“Last Supper in Pompeii”

Pompeii in 79 AD. Museum Docent, Carol Porter will take on us on a fascinating journey into the culinary and social life of these ancient people. Going to the market, preparing food, having friends over for dinner — these were integral parts of their life. And then … on a day that started just like any other day, a precise moment in Roman life was flash frozen for centuries when Mt. Vesuvius covered Pompeii in 15 feet volcanic ash. This gives us a telescope to look through time back into their every day lives.

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco offers virtual art talks relating to their exhibits.
Carol Porter, after a successful career with her PhD in nutritional sciences has always loved art. When she retired, she entered the docent training program at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Carol gives tours of both the permanent collections and special exhibitions at the deYoung Museum and the Legion of Honor, has been a mentor in the docent training program, supports the development of digital art projects, and leads the art talks program, which brings the museum to the community.



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