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 Priest, the Prince, and the Pasha: The Life and Afterlife of an Ancient Egyptian Sculpture

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Location: Florence Gould Theater Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor

One of the treasures of the Egyptian collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is a small head of an old man, broken off from a statue, in a fine, hard, dark gray-green stone called graywacke. Known as the Boston Green Head after the color of the stone and the place where it now resides,...

At-Risk World Heritage and Cyber-Archaeology: The University of California Office of the President Catalyst Project

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Location: Florence Gould Theater Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor

The destruction of world cultural heritage is an acute problem from the damage done to archaeological sites by the Islamic State and other groups in the Middle East. Last year, the speaker received a grant from the University of California Office of the President for ‘At-Risk World Heritage and...

Apollo, Music, and Libations: A God’s Delight

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Location: Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor

The Legion of Honor displays a remarkable group of Attic vases showing the god Apollo receiving libations and playing his kithara (stringed instrument). This lecture will explore the implications of such activities in the depiction of the Delphian god, as well as the painters’ choices in...

Rethinking Color in Ancient Mediterranean Art

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Location: Florence Gould Theater Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor

Moving beyond longstanding debates about whether or not ancient Mediterranean art was polychrome, the speaker will explore how polychromy impacts our interpretations of ancient objects: what we know of ancient Mediterranean conceptions of color and how art and early philosophy intersected to...

Past Programs

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