Art by Animals

February-April 2012

Do animals make art? This exhibition includes paintings by apes and elephants and examines whether they are artistic works or just pointless lines on a page. 

Placing their handiwork alongside animal specimens and historical documentation we explore why some animal creations are considered valuable and creative, while others are dismissed as meaningless.

Here is a video about the exhibition:

The exhibition is discussed in depth on the UCL Museums blog: http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/museums/2012/02/01/art-by-animals-opens-today/