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|Jan 11, 2009-|
Jan 11, 2009
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Napa Valley Museum Offers tour of Ca'Toga villa
Napa Valley Museum
December 17, 2008 Contact: Rick Deragon
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(707) 944-0500, ext. 110
Tour of Enchanting Ca’Toga Offered by
classic Greek antiquities and visually delightful trompe d’oeil artwork at Ca’Toga, the villa of famed
Calistoga Artist Carlo Marchiori, January 11 from 11 am. to 12:30 p.m.
Visitors will meet at the
have a guided tour through the villa and grounds. Upon their return to the Museum, visitors will be able to
view Marchiori’s current exhibition, “Gone With the Wine: Paintings, Sculptures and Ceramics Inspired by the Dionysian Culture of the
Ca’Toga transports visitors to a European-style setting in
is decorated in a theme of visual delight, from the Palladian-inspired entrance to the Bacchus, Venus and cupids romping across the walls in the interpretation of an ancient dream.
Icarus, Minotaur, Prometheus, Oedipus and the Sphinx are at home in the Greek Room adjacent to the Southwest and cow-themed bedrooms. On the grounds, water pours from thermal spouts depicting Venus and Hercules into the Roman pools and tub. An archway inspired by the Pulcinella character greets visitors entering the grounds near a bust of the playful Pan.
The tour is limited and visitors are encouraged to contact the museum office as soon as possible for reservations. Prices are $25 for members; $30 for non-members.
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