Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

100 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park
San Francisco, CA 94121


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.

Upcoming Programs

Rehearsed Reading of THE BACCHAE by Euripides

All times in Pacific Time

Future Programs

AD 79: When Time Froze in Pompeii

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Docent Council | Curator Lecture "Last Supper in Pompeii:Food and Wine from the Table to the Grave"

Dates TBD

From Beneath the Ashes: Life, Death, and Excavation at Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum

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Workshop: Cultural Heritage and Antiquities

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Explore the Ancient Art Council: Upcoming Events


Rehearsed Reading of THE BACCHAE by Euripides

Thank you for helping us acquire our first Egyptian royal portrait—a carved limestone relief of Ptolemy I Soter

Ancient Art Council supports Antiquities at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.



Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave

This exhibition reveals how, before Mount Vesuvius blew up in AD 79 and rocked the Bay of Naples, people in Pompeii and nearby farms and villages were engaged in typical daily activities, many of which revolved around food and drink.

Dates TBD