Denver Museum of Nature & Science Partners with Local Artist to Create a Modern Representation of Pompeian Art

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Partners with Local Artist to Create a Modern Representation of Pompeian Art

Museum visitors may see the artist in action beginning October 1

Denver-October 1, 2012-Denver Museum of Nature & Science is excited to partner with local artist Jonathan Saiz on Phaeton, a modern representation of the wall paintings, mosaics, and frescoes of ancient Pompeii. Museum visitors will be able to watch Saiz every day through the middle of October as he creates the art piece.

Phaeton is a tribute to all four painting techniques known as the Pompeian Styles and reflects the myth of Phaeton, the ill-fated son of Helios, who nearly destroyed Earth with his eager attempt to drive the Chariot of the Sun. The oil on wood piece will later be available for purchase in a silent auction at the Museum's annual gala Museum After Dark, on Friday, November 2.

About the Artist
A Colorado native, artist Jonathan Saiz now lives and works in Europe. He is represented by the Gildar Gallery of Denver; Minima Gallery in Mykonos, Greece; and Alpha Gallery in London. You may watch him at the Museum every day through the middle of October as he paintsPhaeton.

A Day in Pompeii

Authentic mosaics and frescoes are on display in A Day in Pompeii on Level 3 of the Museum.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.dmns.org/pompeii

About the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain Region's leading resource for informal science education. A variety of engaging exhibits, discussions and activities help Museum visitors celebrate and understand the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205.  To learn more about the Museum, check www.dmns.org, or call 303-370-6000.

Many of the Museum's educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.

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