Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

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

Please join us for a very special lecture by famed Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass. Immediately following the presentation, guests are invited to enjoy a reception in the Hall of Antiquities. Dr. Hawass will sign copies of his most recent books, Discovering Tutankhamun: From Howard Carter to DNA, available for purchase at the museum store.

This event is part of our ongoing campaign to raise funds to acquire Seneb, an Egyptian carved-wood statuette of a scribe of the royal document, dating to the early Middle Kingdom (ca. 1985-1878 BC), one of the golden ages in Egypt's dynastic history.

Please help us to make the Legion of Honor, where the exceptional work of art is currently on view, its permanent home.

Ancient Art Council thanks our in-kind sponsors, Acme Bread Company and Fra'Mani Handcrafted Foods, for their generous and continued support.

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.



Pyramids, Mummies, and Cleopatra: Recent Discoveries

Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor

Dr. Zahi Hawass

Tickets: $150.00 each and available online:


Explore the Ancient Art Council: Upcoming Events


The Saga of Queen Zenobia and the Oasis City of Palmyra


A New Look at Ancient Nubia: Magic and Mystery on the Nile


On the Road from Persepolis


Deciphering Demons: Underworld Figures in Egypt and Etruria

Thank you for helping us acquire our first Egyptian royal portrait—a carved limestone relief of Ptolemy I Soter

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



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.

Dates TBD