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See the Cave Paintings of Lascaux in Chicago

See copies of ancient cave art at the Field Museum. View on Map

Date

From 20 March 2013 To 08 September 2013

Address

Chicago Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605

The Cave Paintings of Lascaux were discovered by accident by a group of teenagers in southern France in 1940 and they are now one of the best known examples of Upper Paleolithic art.

Dating back almost 20,000 years, they are preserved indefinitely because the caves are now closed to the public.

However, guests at Chicago hotels will be able to get a glimpse of what they look like thanks to an exhibition at the city's Field Museum.

Between March 20th and September 8th, Scenes from the Stone Age will allow ticketholders to walk through an exact replica of the caves to marvel at copies of the paintings.

A chance to meet a Stone Age family will also offer clues to the lives of our ancestors, who ensured their view of the world lived on thanks to simple pictures of animals on their walls.

Residents of the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago will be able to get to the Field Museum very easily in a taxi to view the exhibition, as it is just over ten minutes away by road.