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.
Invisible Cities: Urban Environments in Ancient Egypt
The speaker is Associate Professor of Egyptian Archaeology and Chair of the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
Ancient Bronzes as Art Objects: Roman Collectors and “Corinthian Bronzes”
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
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
The speaker is Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona.