Wilhelm von Bode (1845–1929), art historian and director of the Berlin Museums for over 50 years, is probably the most important personality in the development of these institutions. From Chicago to Saint Petersburg his name was synonymous with the museums in Berlin: he was instrumental with acquisitions and expansion of the collections, as well as the new installation concept of integrating all forms of art, especially adopted by American museums.
Celebrating the closing of The Museums of Berlin and the Legacy of James Simon exhibition at the Legion of Honor
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.
Bode and America
Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor
Dr. Julien Chapuis
Lecture is free to the public