Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

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

Dr. Renee Dreyfus: Persepolis and the Persian Royal Road


Prof. David Stronach: One Man's Persian is Another Man's Mede: A New Look at Costume and Identity in Achaemenid Iran


Lunch: The Legion Cafe is Open to the public


Prof. Nicholas Cahill: The Other End of the Road: Lydian and Persian Sardis


Reception: All symposium participants are welcome. Wine for the reception following donated by Darioush, Napa, California. The Ancient Art Council gratefully acknowledges the generous donation from the Darioush winery.


Additional information of each lecture is listed under Programs.

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

April 25, 2009, 5:00 PM - 11:00 AM

Persepolis and the Persian Royal Road: a symposium celebrating the recent Ancient Art acquisition of an Achaemenid Persian relief of a gift bearer at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor

Presented by Dr. Renee Dreyfus; Prof. David Stronach; Prof. Nicholas Cahill, undefined

Admission: Program free to the public; Registration required: 415 750 3686 or ancientart@famsf.org

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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.