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

Invisible Cities: Urban Environments in Ancient Egypt

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Florence Gould Theater Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor

Ancient Bronzes as Art Objects: Roman Collectors and “Corinthian Bronzes”

Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: Florence Gould Theater Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor

Lecture in memory of Prof. J. K. (Jock) Anderson

The lecture will be accompanied by a remembrance of Jock Anderson by Dr. Christopher Simon.

The Inhabitants of the Netherworld: Tracking Demons in Ancient Egyptian Mortuary Papyri and Coffins

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Florence Gould Theater Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor

The ancient Egyptian netherworld was populated by embodied creatures with supernatural powers and hybrid appearance, which are conventionally called “demons” or daimones and which function, as in many other ancient and modern religions, as a sort of lesser gods, protectors or genii. In this...

Growing Up Bacchus: An Archaeological Look at a Wine-god’s Early Years

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Florence Gould Theater Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor

The speaker is Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona.

Previous Programs from 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Past Programs

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