The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are temporarily closed starting 29 November.

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
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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Ancient Art Department

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

PROGRAM

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The Saga of Queen Zenobia and the Oasis City of Palmyra

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A New Look at Ancient Nubia: Magic and Mystery on the Nile

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The reception of Persian Achaemenid reliefs in modern times

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Deciphering Demons: Underworld Figures in Egypt and Etruria

Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave

This exhibition reveals how, before Mount Vesuvius blew up in AD 79 and rocked the Bay of Naples, people in Pompeii and nearby farms and villages were engaged in typical daily activities, many of which revolved around food and drink.

Dates TBD

EXHIBITION

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

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