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Art of Prehistoric Times – Rock Paintings from the Frobenius Expeditions

Until Sun, 11/07/2021
Museum Rietberg

One of the many unanswered questions in art is the one relating to its origins. While music, dance, and theatre barely leave visible traces over a longer period of time, rock and cave paintings have survived for thousands of years. The discovery of Palaeolithic cave paintings towards the end of the 19th century radically changed views concerning the beginnings of art.

Is it possible to appreciate art which cannot be shown in its original form in an exhibition, an art whose creators will remain unknown for ever, along with their motives and perceptions of the world?

Based on holdings of the Frobenius Institut in Frankfurt and supplemented by additional exhibits, the Museum Rietberg presents the exhibition “Art of Prehistoric Times – Rock Paintings from the Frobenius Expeditions”. The exhibition was previously shown with great success at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin and at the Museo Nacional de Antropología in Mexico City.

Museum Rietberg

Gablerstrasse 15
8002 Zürich

+41 44 415 31 31

Tram 7: Museum Rietberg / Bus 72: Hügelstrasse

Photography allowed

Opening Times

Tuesday: 10–17
Wednesday: 10–20
Thursday: 10–17
Friday: 10–17
Saturday: 10–17
Sunday: 10–17

Until Sun, 11/07/2021

The Museum Rietberg ist open.

In general: open on public holidays 10am–5pm, except on December 25: closed. Library: Tue-Thu 1-5pm


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CHF 18 / 14 (reduced)

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