Programs

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

Couples in Roman Sculpture: Myth, History, and Propaganda

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: Florence Gould Theater Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor

Ancient Roman sculptors had a knack for combining heterogeneous models of the past into eclectic new compositions. Mars and Venus as a couple are perhaps the most famous of those creations. In the second century AD, their divine bodies—based on Classical Greek sculptures—were used for...

The Pervasiveness of Pigment in Antiquity

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Florence Gould Theater Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor

Opening remarks by Dr. Renée Dreyfus, Curator in Charge of Ancient Art and Interpretation, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Speakers:

The Splendor of Classical Bronze Statues
Dr. VInzenz Brinkmann
Head of Antiquities, Liebieghaus Sculpture Collection,...

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

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: Florence Gould Theater Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor

The English traveler Edward Dodwell and the Italian artist Simone Pomardi toured Greece in 1805‒1806. Together they drew 1,000 pictures of Greece while it was still part of the Ottoman Empire, in the last years before it became an independent state. Most of these watercolors and drawings are now...

Previous Programs from 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:15pm

Past Programs

The Ancient Art Council has been offering programs on various related topics and subjects since 1998.