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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 Legion of Honor displays a remarkable group of Attic vases showing the god Apollo receiving libations and playing his kithara (stringed instrument). This lecture will explore the implications of such activities in the depiction of the Delphian god, as well as the painters’ choices in constructing his visual identity.

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.


April 29, 2017 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Apollo, Music, and Libations: A God’s Delight

Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor


Presented by François Lissarrague Director of Studies, Anthropologie et Histoire des Mondes Antiques, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris


Lecture is free and open to the public; donations are always gratefully accepted

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