Jill Bain teaches Art History and Visual Studies in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of the Fraser Valley. Her research focuses on the arts of Italy in the late middle ages and Renaissance, but she is enthusiastic about all periods of the history of art, and endeavours to spread this enthusiasm in her teaching.
When Mount Vesuvius erupted unexpectedly in August of 79 CE, it had devastating results for the local population, destroying lives and property, and covering the surrounding communities in deep layers of ash. While a tragedy in its own time, this event has yielded invaluable material remains that have allowed subsequent generations a glimpse of what it was like to be a Roman in the first century. This illustrated lecture will examine some of the significant remains of Pompeii and its environs, while also considering the influence these have had on later periods of Western culture.
Date: April 19, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Fee: Member $7 Non-Member $10
Location: 32444 7th Ave. Mission V2V 2B5