The oldest-known sculptures and drawings were made between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago and show artists experimenting with perspective, composition and abstraction

Most of the surviving sculptures and drawings from the period are fashioned from lasting materials such as mammoth ivory and reindeer antler. The works on show will be presented alongside modern pieces by Henry Moore, Mondrian and Matisse, in a celebration of the timeless human expressive urge.

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Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG

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Daily, 10am – 5.30pm (Fri until 8.30pm)

Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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