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A Day in Pompeii



Il VescoVinoThe Science Museum of Minnesota and Il VescoVino Italian Restaurant are proud to announce their cooperation in presenting A Day in Pompeii...An Evening in Campania. This special promotion, available to Science Museum members and Pompeii visitors, allows you to continue your journey to Southern Italy with drinks and dinner! Enjoy a complimentary quartino (1/3rd bottle of wine) of Il VescoVino's house Campania wine, with purchase of two entrées, when you present your exhibit ticket stub or your membership card. Campania, the region of Italy home to Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii, is the focus of Il VescoVino, as they feature many dishes and wines specific to the region. Head to the Science Museum to learn of the archeological treasure and continue on to Il VescoVino to indulge in the region's treats! Learn More


Caponi Art ParkThe Caponi Art Park and Learning Center is a place to enjoy the beauty of nature and the power of art. Located just 15 minutes from downtown St. Paul on 60-acres of rolling wooded hills in Eagan, the Caponi Art Park is an oasis in the midst of urban life and suburban sprawl.

Pompeii, a 150 ft long bronze relief sculpture (see photo), made up of a series of 16 panels recessed on a hillside, is an example of this principle of organic unity. Created between 1984 and 1988, the hill itself is the sculpture. The bronze panels on its side animate the hill, suggesting an archaeological excavation—only partially disclosing what the whole hill contains. A renowned sculptor, Anthony Caponi is founder of the Caponi Art Park and a retired Professor and Chair of the Art Department of Macalester College in St. Paul, MN where he taught for over 40 years. Learn More