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Civilizations

Civilizations

Survey the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale. Programs reveal the role art and creative imagination have played in forging humanity, and introduce viewers to works of beauty, ingenuity and illumination across cultures.

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Explore art in the age of revolution, war and profound scientific change.

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Tue, 07/03/2018 - 03:00

Examine the rise and fall of “progress” as an ideology.

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Tue, 06/26/2018 - 03:00

Explore light and color in art in the search for greater realism and spiritual ecstasy.

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Tue, 06/19/2018 - 03:00

Explore one of humanity’s deepest artistic urges: the depiction of nature.

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Tue, 06/12/2018 - 03:00

Travel east and west— to Renaissance Italy and the contemporaneous Islamic empires.

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Tue, 05/15/2018 - 03:00

See how art became the great interface when distant cultures met for the first time.

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Tue, 05/08/2018 - 03:00
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