Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

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

Endlessly surprising and curiously moving, this late Euripidean romance features Helen of Troy, who has been spirited away to Egypt in a cloud while a phantom of herself was taken to Troy by adulterous Paris. Now, years after the debacle of the Trojan War, Helen's shipwrecked husband King Menelaos rediscovers his wife on the banks of the Nile, and together this middle-aged couple plot their miraculous return home.

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; Sheila Wishek; and Fred Levin, The Shenson Foundation.

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.



December 3, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PST)

Rehearsed Reading of HELEN by Euripides

In person (Gunn Theater, Legion of Honor, 100 - 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park, San Francisco, CA 94121) and livestream (link to come)


Presented by Directed and presented by Carey Perloff Artistic Director Emerita, American Conservatory Theater

Admission: This program is free and open to the public. It is also a hybrid event. IN PERSON: Seating is limited and unassigned. The Gunn Theater will open its doors at 1:30 pm. LIVE STREAM: online (link to come).
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