Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

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

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.

PROGRAM

January 18, 2009, 11:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bode and America

Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor

Presented by Dr. Julien Chapuis, Deputy Director, Sculpture Collection, Bode Museum, Berlin

Admission: Lecture is free to the public

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

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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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EXHIBITION

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.