Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

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

The Anglo-Dutch banker Thomas Hope was a major collector of art and classical antiquities as well as a Regency furniture designer in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Being an arbiter of design of the period, his influences can be seen in sculpture, painting, furniture, interior design, costume, metalwork, and silver. The sculptures and vases installed in his London mansion in 1802–04 inspired Hope’s famous interiors, which came to define the Regency style.

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

Dates

Thomas Hope: The Inspiration of Antiquity

Koret Auditorium, de Young

Martin Chapman

AAC members free / $5 general

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Explore the Ancient Art Council: Upcoming Events

PROGRAM

"If you build it, they will come": the construction and care of Nemean hero worship

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Plagues, Pestilence, and Pandemics: Disease in El Hibeh

PROGRAM

Round Table: Ancient Democracy, the Present Moment, and the Future of a Political Ideal

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Rehearsed Reading of Euripides' Bacchae

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.

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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.

Dates TBD

EXHIBITION