Bling, Banquets And 'Luxury': Lifestyles Of The Rich And Roman
In Ancient Rome, members of the privileged elite communicated their wealth and status by adorning themselves and their homes with a variety of luxury goods. A new exhibit at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art showcases some of the most extraordinary pieces of the Empire.
- Robert Cohon has been the curator of Art of the Ancient World at the Nelson-Atkins since 1985.
'Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire' runs through October 2 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.