Ancient Art Council Lecture: "The Louvre Etruscan Sarcophagus and Its Progeny", Richard De Puma, University of Iowa

April 26, 2014 - 2:00pm

Richard De Puma, F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Classical Art and Archaeology, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa

This lecture examines the 19th-century discovery and exhibition history of the famous Louvre terracotta sarcophagus, which inspired a number of other major museums to collect related works and sometimes impressive forgeries. The lecture explains how such errors of judgment were made by expert connoisseurs and points out the mistakes made by forgers.

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Guest Lecture: "Pyramids, Mummies, and Cleopatra: Recent Discoveries" by Dr. Zahi Hawass

picture of Dr. Zahi Hawass at an archaeological dig site
May 22, 2014 - 6:00pm8:00pm

6–7 pm, Lecture by Dr. Zahi Hawass, former Minister of Antiquities, Egypt 

7–8 pm, Book signing and reception

Join the FIne Arts Museums of San Francisco for a very special lecture by famed Egyptian archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass, presented by the Ancient Art Council of the Fine Arts Museums. Immediately following his talk, Dr. Hawass will sign copies of his most recent book, Discovering Tutankhamun: From Howard Carter to DNA. Guests are also invited to enjoy a reception in the Hall of Antiquities.

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Director's Lecture: "Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art", by Colin B. Bailey

April 8, 2014 - 10:00am12:00pm

Colin B. Bailey is the director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and an internationally respected art historian and curator. Before joining the Museums, he most recently served as deputy director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at The Frick Collection in New York, and he held a similar position at the National Gallery of Canada. He has also held curatorial positions at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Born in London, Bailey earned his doctorate in art history at Oxford University.

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