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 Pervasiveness of Pigment in Antiquity

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Theater, Legion of Honor

Opening remarks by Dr. Renée Dreyfus, Curator in Charge of Ancient Art and Interpretation, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Speakers:

Dr. Vinzenz Brinkmann
Head of Antiquities, Liebieghaus Sculpture Collection, Frankfurt

The Splendor of Classical...

Greece in 1805: The Travels and Paintings of Edward Dodwell and Simone Pomardi

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Theater, Legion of Honor

The English traveler Edward Dodwell and the Italian artist Simone Pomardi toured Greece in 1805‒1806. Together they drew 1,000 pictures of Greece while it was still part of the Ottoman Empire, in the last years before it became an independent state. Most of these watercolors and drawings are now...

Previous Programs from 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:15pm

Past Programs

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