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30 March 2016 Start
12 September 2016 End
Wednesday–Monday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. (Extended hours until August 27, 2016) Closed Tuesdays Closed Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Closing Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Time
USA Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

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Roman Mosaics across the Empire

March 30–September 12, 2016,

In ancient times, mosaics decorated luxurious homes and public buildings across the Roman Empire. Intricate patterns and figural scenes were created by setting small pieces of stone or glass, called tesserae, into floors and walls. Introduced by itinerant craftsmen, mosaic techniques and designs spread widely, leading to variety of regional styles. The mosaics in this exhibition date from the 2nd through the 6th centuries A.D., and come from far-flung places: Italy, North Africa, Southern France, Turkey, and Syria. Recovered from various archeological contexts, they provide a glimpse into the richly embellished architecture of the ancient world.

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