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See how advances in seafaring and a thirst for trade and exploration sent human beings around the planet. Distant and disparate cultures met for the first time, and art became the great interface by which civilizations understood each other. Episode 4, Encounters, premieres Tuesday, May 8 at 8/7c.
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Civilizations surveys the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale. Episodes reveal the role art and creative imagination have played in forging humanity, and introduce viewers to works of beauty, ingenuity and illumination across cultures.