Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

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

Inaugural lecture in memory of Cathleen A. Keller, professor of Egyptology at UC Berkeley

Cosponsored by the American Research Center in Egypt-Northern California Chapter

Donations to the Cathleen A. Keller Memorial Lecture can be made to the “Ancient Art Council—Keller Memorial Lecture Fund” and mailed to Ancient Art Council, Legion of Honor, 100 – 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park, San Francisco, CA 94121

About Programs at the Ancient Art Council

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.


October 3, 2009, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM

After the Empire: Excavating El-Hibeh, a Provincial Town in Middle Egypt

Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor

Presented by Dr. Carol Redmount, Associate Professor and Chair, Near Eastern Studies Curator of Egyptian Archaeology, Hearst Museum of Anthropology University of California, Berkeley, Director, UC Berkeley El-Hibeh Project, Egypt

Admission: Free/AAC members; suggested donation $5 /General


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



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.

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Explore the Ancient Art Council: Upcoming Events


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AD 79: When Time Froze in Pompeii


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Rehearsed Reading of Euripides’ "Bacchae"


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Workshop: Cultural Heritage and Antiquities

Please help us keep Ptolemy I Soter—Alexander the Great’s general and the founder of the Ptolemaic Dynasty which ended with Cleopatra—in San Francisco.

The Ancient Art Council is seeking your help to acquire this Egyptian limestone relief of a Ptolemaic king in a devotional pose. Any amount will help.