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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.

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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
2002.2a–b

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.

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

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Explore the Ancient Art Council: Upcoming Events

PROGRAM

February 4, 2023 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (PST)

The ancient Egyptian imagery of the Beyond in the Ramesside Period

PROGRAM

March 4, 2023 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PST)

Mesopotamian Women in the Third Millennium BCE: Queens and Palace Workers

PROGRAM

February 5, 2023 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (PST)

Tutankhamun: from Zero to Hero

PROGRAM

April 22, 2023 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)

Discovering the Tomb of Tutankhamun and Exhibiting its Treasures

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Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs

Ramses II, also known as Ramses the Great, was the most celebrated and powerful pharaoh of the New Kingdom—Egypt’s golden age. Believed to be a god on Earth, he ruled for 67 years as part of the 19th Dynasty, erecting enormous temples, obelisks, and statues and expanding Egypt’s empire.

August 20, 2022 - February 13, 2023

EXHIBITION

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

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