Magic of Ice Age Cave Comes to Chicago

There are ways in which modern technology can serve the most ancient landscapes of myth and art.  A prime example is a special exhibit currently showing at the Field Museum in Chicago:  Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux.   Interior rooms of the magnificent Lascaux cave are reproduced to provide a simulated experience of the art of our ancient ancestors.  The Field web site invites us to

Walk through exact cave replicas by flickering light, marveling at full-size copies of the paintings—including some never before seen by the public—and see them through the eyes of ancient artists. Deconstruct the paintings’ many layers of complexities, meet a lifelike Stone Age family, and discover why the true meaning and purpose of the caves remain a mystery even today. 

The exhibit runs from March 20-September 8, 2013.

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