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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


Two young men fleeing war-torn Argos are washed up on the shore on Tauris, where a Greek-hating king vows to destroy them but a powerful priestess seems inclined to help save their lives. Who is she? And how will she reveal the mystery of her origins in a way that finally allows her to return home? Euripides' gorgeous late romance is a fitting tribute to Alma Spreckels and the founding of the Legion of Honor, celebrating as it does the lives of young men caught in war, and a brilliant and compassionate woman committed to making something beautiful out of a dangerous situation.

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.


November 2, 2024 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Canada | US Pacific Time)

Dramatic Reading of Euripides' "Iphigeneia in Tauris"

Gunn Theater | Legion of Honor + Live Stream


Presented by Directed and presented by Carey Perloff Artistic director emerita, American Conservatory Theater, producer, playwright, author, and educator


Lecture is free and open to the public. It is also a hybrid program.

IN PERSON: Gunn Theater, 100 - 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park, San Francisco, CA 94121. Seating is limited and unassigned. Doors open at 1:30 pm.

LIVE STREAM: Please register here to receive a webinar link.

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