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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


A foremost patron of the arts in the reign of Kaiser Wilhelm II, Simon contributed extensively to the Berlin Museums and to major German excavations in Babylon, Egypt, and Central Asia Silk Road. The lecture examines the significance of such a unique philanthropist and his long-lasting impact on one of the leading cultural cities in the world.

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 1, 2008 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

James Simon (1851–1932): A Unique Donor in Imperial Germany

Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor


Presented by Dr. Olaf Matthes Keeper, Museum of Hamburg History, and Curator, Museum of Bergedorf and the Vierlande, Hamburg


Free to the public

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