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Lascaux:
The Prehistory of Art

Every Tuesday - Sunday*
11:00 am and 1:00 pm
*with exceptions for special programs
Free with Museum admission 

One of the world’s most fascinating museums is by far one of the oldest, but can the paintings there be really called art? This program goes inside the Lascaux cave complex to examine the richest and most beautiful collection of Paleolithic cave drawings in France. Who were the artisans who rendered those arresting images, and how exactly did they do it? Different theories are presented as the cameras capture a site that never ceases to amaze and intrigue. (1996, 60 min)

Drawn From Nature—
John James Audubon

Every Tuesday - Sunday*
12:00 pm and 3:00 pm
*with exceptions for special programs
Free with Museum admission

From PBS’ American Masters series, Drawn from Nature presents the dramatic life story of naturalist John James Audubon, an adventurer and self-taught artist who saw more of the North American continent than virtually anyone of his time (1785-1851). Audubon’s achievements are staggering: his book The Birds of America, for which he served as artist, writer, publisher and promoter, includes 435 life-sized prints and was the largest book printed in the 19th century. (2007, 54 min)

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