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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


When do we find the earliest myths in Greek art? This proves to be a difficult question because before figures are labeled they are open to various interpretations. This lecture will trace myth in cultures predating Greece, in Mesopotamia and Egypt, and show how the representation of narrative in art is a Greek invention that accompanies the spread of alphabetic literacy.

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 9, 2015 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Origins of Mythic Representation in Greek Art

Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor


Presented by Barry Powell Halls-Bascom Professor of Classics Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison


AAC members: Free / Non-AAC members: Suggested donation $5

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