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Both the Legion of Honor and de Young are open to the public. Please read our safety guidelines.

The Ancient Art Council is dedicated to supporting Antiquities at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.


For all those who share an interest in ancient art and the preservation and promotion of antiquities and culture of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East, the Ancient Art Council offers lectures by noted archaeologists, curators, and historians; exclusive tours of the permanent collection and special exhibitions; travel to other collections; receptions and opportunities to meet fellow enthusiasts of antiquities and the ancient world.

Plan Your Visit

The Ancient Art Council is located within the Legion of Honor.

100 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park
San Francisco, CA 94121

Anthropoid Coffin of Iret-hor-irou
Egyptian, Dynasty 30, 380–343 BC
Cedar with traces of polychrome
Gift of Diane B. Wilsey in memory of Alfred S. Wilsey

Regular Hours

Tuesday–Sunday: 9:30 am–5:15 pm

The Legion of Honor is Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Check the calendar for special hours.


Thank you for helping us acquire our first Egyptian royal portrait—a carved limestone relief of Ptolemy I Soter


Explore the Ancient Art Council: Upcoming Events


February 24, 2024 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Beautiful, Valuable, Meaningful, and Intimate: The Experience of Ancient Greek Coinage


April 13, 2024 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Uses, Re-uses, and Abuses of Egyptian Statues


March 23, 2024 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The Etruscan Underworld: Journeys, Processions, and Banquets


May 5, 2024 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

How Egyptologist George Reisner went Walking among Pharaohs

Ancient Art Council supports Antiquities at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.



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