Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

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

This lecture examines the evolution and achievement of the art of Greek jewelry from the dawn of Hellenic civilization to the present. Jewelry has always been greatly appreciated and worn by men and women, the rich and poor, and even accompanied the deceased to the grave. Since antiquity, Greek jewelry enjoyed exceptional workmanship in its opulence, iconography, and creativity, and the tradition continues through today.

Cosponsored by the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Consulate General of Greece in San Francisco.

Pre-lecturre luncheon at noon in the Piazzoni Murals Room. Lunch is $50.00 and includes a reserved seat for the lecture. Unreserved seats for the lecture, without lunch, are complimentary but cannot be guaranteed and will be first come first served.

Please R.S.V.P. by Thursday, 10 April. Please make check payable to: Ancient Art Council, Legion of Honor, 100 - 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park, San Francisco, CA 94121.

Reservations will be held at the door. Your check is your guarantee for your reservation. No R.S.V.P. is required for unreserved lecture seats.

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.


April 16, 2008, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Greek Jewelry in Space and Time

Koret Auditorium, de Young

Presented by Lila de Chaves, Ethnologist, Benaki Museum, Athens

Admission: Lecture free to the public; lunch $50 per person


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



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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.