Thursday 3 November 2016, 18.30 BP Lecture Theatre £5,Members/concessions £3
Join South African scholar David Lewis Williams, author of The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art, and Jill Cook, Keeper of Britain, Europe and Prehistory at the British Museum and Curator of the 2013 exhibition Ice Age art: arrival of the modern mind, as they examine the earliest forms of artistic endeavour in southern Africa and discuss what they might tell us about the emergence of artistic consciousness in the region. The discussion includes an illustrated talk by David Lewis Williams, showcasing San|Bushmen rock art and how it is part of an ongoing tradition, a source of inspiration for artists today.
Free entry and priority access to all special exhibitions including:
- The BP exhibition Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds (19 May 2016 - 27 November 2016)
- South Africa: the art of a nation (27 October 2016 - 26 February 2017)
- The American Dream: pop to the present (9 March 2017 – 18 June 2017)