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Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

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


The presentation will bring to light the origins of the depiction of the hero Achilles in Greek vase painting. The inspiration comes from the relationship of the image of Achilles in the museum's volute-krater to the Iliad and other sagas of the Trojan War.

This program is made possible by a generous donation from the Elios Society through the Elios Foundation. Achilles and the Vase Painter is Part I of five lectures in The Eye of the Painter: Ancient Greek Pottery series.

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.


May 15, 2010 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Achilles and the Vase Painters

Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor


Presented by Dr. David Smith Associate Professor, Department of Classics, San Francisco State University


The lecture is free to the public; suggested donation of $5 is welcome

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