Ancient Greek pots found at SFO airport

Stuck at SFO?  Don’t forget that San Francisco International Airport is home to an accredited museum program and has more than 20 exhibits on view at any one time.  So don’t just sit there: get some culture.

SFO Greek pottery

Right now, there’s a new exhibition that includes 40 ceramic vessels from Ancient Greece and its colonies, as well as Etruscan wares.  The pots are on loan from the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthroplogy and depict everything from myths, gods, demons and warriors to animals, social gatherings, athletics, and the roles of men and women in society.

SFO RED pot

Scenes from Myths and Daily Life: Ancient Mediterranean Pottery is on view in the International Terminal Main Hall, pre-security, through March 21, 2009.

Want to know more? Like what ancient Greek drinking parties were like? Then show up for the free lecture at 2 pm, November 8, 2009 at the airport’s Aviation Library and Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum, in the departures level of the International Terminal Main Hall.

The speaker will be Andrew Stewart, the Curator of Greek and Roman Archaeology at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology and Professor of Art History and Classics, UC Berkeley.

(Photos courtesy San Franciso International Airport)