Mount Union College to Host Bus Trip to the Toledo Museum of Art

May 26, 2010

Mount Union College will host a bus trip to the Toledo Museum of Art on Sunday, January 21 in conjunction with the Slater Lecture.

 The purpose of the bus trip will be to view the art exhibit In Stabiano, Exploring the Ancient Seaside Villas of the Roman Elite. The exhibition consists of more than 70 works of art and artifacts recovered from five ancient Roman villas located in Stabiae, a resort community of lavish summer homes overlooking the Bay of Naples.

The display features 26 remarkably well-preserved fresco wall paintings and 11 wall reliefs made of stucco originating from five partially excavated villas. The frescoes are among the very highest quality ever recovered from Roman history. Most notably the exhibition includes an entire triclinium (three-couch dining room) frescoed with scenes of Dionysus, god of wine and other reveling gods. This exhibition is the first ambassadorial long term loan of cultural property from Italy to the United States.

The bus trip to view the In Stabiano art exhibit will leave the Hoover-Price Campus Center parking lot at 9 a.m. The cost is $20, which includes the bus trip, exhibit ticket and lunch. To make a reservation, call (330) 823-2030 or e-mail

In conjunction with the bus trip is the Slater Lecture: An Evening in the Shadow of the Ancient Rome Elite, which will be held on January 17 at 7 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall. Mount Union faculty and other guests will be hosting the program which will consist of musical performances and readings related to the art exhibit In Stabiano.

The Thelma Tournay Slater Classics Lecture is made possible through a gift of Thelma E. (Tournay '42) Slater. Her lifelong passion for the classics began at Mount Union College. The gift supports student enrichment through an increased appreciation of the civilization and cultural achievements of ancient Greek and Rome that stand at the core of a liberal arts education.

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