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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


In the second quarter of the fifth century B.C., following the defeat of the Persian invasion, Greek painters and sculptors began to abandon long held conventions of depicting human and mythological figures to develop more naturalistic modes of representation. The development of this Early Classical style is particularly evident in Athenian red-figure vase-painting, including important works in the Ancient Art collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

This program is made possible by a generous donation from the Elios Charitable Foundation. Attic Afternoon: Athenian Vase-Painting after the Persian Wars is Part III of 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.


October 23, 2010 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Attic Afternoon: Athenian Vase-Painting after the Persian Wars

Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor


Presented by Dr. J. Michael Padgett Curator of Ancient Art, Princeton University Art Museum


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

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