Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

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

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This program is supported by Elizabeth Moyer, PhD, and Michael Powanda, PhD; Bernard and Jane von Bothmer, in honor of the late Bernard V. Bothmer; and Sheila Wishek.

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.



January 21, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dr. Rita Freed will present

In person (Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118) and livestream (link to come)


Presented by Rita Freed, Rita Freed, John F. Cogan and Mary L. Cornille Chair Emerita, Art of Ancient Egypt, Nubia, and the Near East, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Admission: Lecture is free and open to the public. It is also a hybrid event. IN PERSON: Seating is limited and unassigned. Tickets are distributed on a first-come first-served basis in front of the Koret Auditorium an hour before the presentation begins. Lecture tickets do not include admission to the exhibition. LIVE STREAM: online (link to come).
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