Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

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

Precious little is known how small, portable artifacts were acquired, used, and then discarded in ancient societies. Such humble objects were recovered by early excavations in various locations in Pompeii—including a residence, a market garden, the surface of a street, and a trash dump located outside the fortification walls. The detailed study of their condition sheds new light on the stories this excavated material tells us about life in a Roman town.

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

February 21, 2015, 10:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tracing the Life History of Objects at Pompeii

Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor

Presented by J. Theodore (Ted) Peña, Professor of Roman Archaeology, Department of Classics, University of California, Berkeley

Admission: AAC members: Free / Non-AAC members: Suggested donation $5

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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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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.