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Chauvet Cave: An Evening with Jean Clottes

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 7:00pm
Utah Museum of Fine Arts -- 410 South Campus Drive, Salt Lake City

Chauvet Cave: A Portal to Man's Earliest Known Art Masters

A public lecture with Dr. Jean Clottes

2012 Leakey Foundation Speaker Series on Human Origins

Location: UMFA Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke, Jr. Auditorium
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Free event -- tickets are not required, but space is limited

Journey back in time as Dr. Jean Clottes explores man’s early mastery of artistic expression in the Chauvet Cave, one of the best-known sanctuaries of prehistoric painting in the world. Discovered in 1994 in southern France, the cave’s artwork is renowned for its aesthetic quality and impressive age of over 30,000 years.

Jean Clottes is an internationally acclaimed cave art expert. He recently served as scientific advisor on prehistoric art to the French Ministry of Culture, and has led excavations of prehistoric sites throughout southern France for over thirty years.

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Natural History Museum of Utah, and the Leakey Foundation are pleased to present this free public lecture in the UMFA Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke, Jr. Auditorium.

This program is presented as part of the 2012 Leakey Foundation Speaker Series on Human Origins.