Ancient Art Department

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Rehearsed Reading of Euripides’ "Medea"

December 7, 2019, 10:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Laughable Tales and Salacious Affairs: How the Founding of the Legion of Honor Led to the Study of Persian Art

November 16, 2019, 10:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Who’s Revitalizing Homer?: The Relevance and Risks of Classical Reception Today

October 26, 2019, 9:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The Recent and Latest New Discoveries in Egypt

October 6, 2019, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Rubbish, Rhetoric, and Hellenism in Sosos's Unswept Room Mosaic

September 21, 2019, 9:00 PM - 3:30 PM

On the Occasion of the Retirement of Prof. Andrew Stewart

May 18, 2019, 9:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A Walk through Hierakonpolis in Predynastic Egypt

April 20, 2019, 5:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Weaving the Urban Fabric of a Roman City: Results of the Via Consolare Project in Pompeii

March 16, 2019, 9:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The Dramatic Expression in Ancient Greek Art

December 8, 2018, 10:00 PM - 3:00 PM

An Egyptian Michelangelo: Thutmose, the Creator of the Bust of Nefertiti

October 20, 2018, 9:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Echoes of Alexander: Images of a Hellenistic Ruler in Persian Epic Manuscripts

October 13, 2018, 9:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Nature Tamed and Framed: Reimagining Paradise in the Late Roman and Early Christian World

May 19, 2018, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Munich Doryphoros: Venerated—Suppressed—Forgotten AND Poetry Reading by Marton Csokas of poetry by Gabriele Tinti

April 28, 2018, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Archaeology, Museums, and War: Strategies for the 21st Century

March 3, 2018, 10:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Greece in 1805: The Travels and Paintings of Edward Dodwell and Simone Pomardi

December 2, 2017, 10:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Pervasiveness of Pigment in Antiquity

October 28, 2017, 5:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Couples in Roman Sculpture: Myth, History, and Propaganda

September 23, 2017, 9:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Rethinking Color in Ancient Mediterranean Art

May 20, 2017, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Apollo, Music, and Libations: A God’s Delight

April 29, 2017, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM

At-Risk World Heritage and Cyber-Archaeology: The University of California Office of the President Catalyst Project

March 25, 2017, 9:00 PM - 3:15 PM

The Priest, the Prince, and the Pasha: The Life and Afterlife of an Ancient Egyptian Sculpture

February 11, 2017, 10:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Growing Up Bacchus: An Archaeological Look at a Wine-god’s Early Years

December 3, 2016, 10:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Inhabitants of the Netherworld: Tracking Demons in Ancient Egyptian Mortuary Papyri and Coffins

November 5, 2016, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ancient Bronzes as Art Objects: Roman Collectors and “Corinthian Bronzes”

October 29, 2016, 9:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Mummies of the Vatican: Genuine or Fake

October 22, 2016, 5:00 PM - 11:30 AM

Invisible Cities: Urban Environments in Ancient Egypt

September 24, 2016, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM

New Perspectives on the Art of Mummification

May 14, 2016, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ancient Iconography in a New Context: Byzantine Monosandali and Their Monastic Audiences

April 16, 2016, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A Thorny Issue: The Reinvention of an Ancient Bronze in the Middles Ages

March 5, 2016, 10:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hero in Tears: Reading Homer’s Achilles with the Baltimore Painter

February 27, 2016, 10:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ennion: Master of Roman Glass

December 5, 2015, 10:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Luxury Objects and Political Power: From Hellenistic Greece to Imperial Rome

November 7, 2015, 10:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Before Petra: The Art and Archaeology of Iron Age Jordan

October 17, 2015, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A Roman Temple Treasure: The Berthouville Silver and Its Context

September 26, 2015, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Origins of Mythic Representation in Greek Art

May 9, 2015, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ancient Egyptian Masterpieces: Sculpture in Wood

March 21, 2015, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tracing the Life History of Objects at Pompeii

February 21, 2015, 10:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Life of the Spirit: The Chalcolithic Culture 6,500 Years Ago in the Levant

January 3, 2015, 10:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Paradise as a Walled Garden in Ancient Persia

December 6, 2014, 10:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oral Poetry and Aural Patterns: On Zoroaster's Poetry and Religion

November 15, 2014, 10:00 PM - 3:00 PM

New Rituals, New Religion? Death's Dominion during the Copper Age of the Southern Levant

November 1, 2014, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Persian Garden: Evolution and Legacy

October 18, 2014, 9:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Pyramids, Mummies, and Cleopatra: Recent Discoveries

May 22, 2014, 9:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dynasty and Destiny in Imperial Rome: The Augustan Experiment and Its Legacy

May 17, 2014, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Louvre Etruscan Sarcophagus and Its Progeny

April 26, 2014, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Discovery of Assyria and Sumer by the West in the 19th century

March 22, 2014, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

December 7, 2013, 10:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Egyptian Excavations of the Metropolitan Museum of Art at Malqata, 1910 to the present

November 16, 2013, 10:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Life, Love, and Death on the Estate of a Sumerian Princess in the 21st Century BCE

October 5, 2013, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Göbekli Tepe: A Stone Age Sanctuary in South-Eastern Anatolia

August 1, 2013, 1:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

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

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

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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.

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Explore the Ancient Art Council: Upcoming Events

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AD 79: When Time Froze in Pompeii

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Rehearsed Reading of Euripides’ "Bacchae"

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Workshop: Cultural Heritage and Antiquities

Please help us keep Ptolemy I Soter—Alexander the Great’s general and the founder of the Ptolemaic Dynasty which ended with Cleopatra—in San Francisco.

The Ancient Art Council is seeking your help to acquire this Egyptian limestone relief of a Ptolemaic king in a devotional pose. Any amount will help.