Civilizations

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Civilizations

Tuesdays at 8pm • April 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15; June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 3

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.

Explore how we look at the human body in art.

Civilizations

The Lady of Brassempouy

Aired: 2018-04-17 1:38 Rating: NR

This 25,000 year-old sculpture found in France represents the dawn of the idea of beauty.

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