Programs

Programs are varied and include such activities as lectures by noted archaeologists, museum curators, and ancient art historians; exclusive tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions; fund-raising events; and travel programs to ancient sites and other museums. Members also receive invitations from related organizations to attend lectures ad exhibition openings. Your annual membership dues and contributions will assist in furthering the Ancient Art collection at the Fine Arts Museums.

Upcoming Programs

The Louvre Etruscan Sarcophagus and Its Progeny

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 2:00pm
Location: Florence Gould Theater Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor

This lecture treats the 19th century discovery and exhibition history of the famous Louvre terracotta sarcophagus. It soon inspired a number of other major museums to collect related works and sometimes impressive forgeries. The lecture explains how such errors of judgment were made by expert...

Dynasty and Destiny in Imperial Rome: The Augustan Experiment and Its Legacy

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 2:00pm
Location: Florence Gould Theater Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor

This lecture explores some new ideas about public representational programs of Augustus Caesar and strategies in understanding and reading Augustan imagery as a dynastic narrative glorifying the emperor and his extended family. The importance of Augustan architectural alignments of monuments is...

Previous Programs from 2014

Past Programs

The Ancient Art Council has been offering programs on various related topics and subjects since 1998.