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Examine the rise and fall of “progress” as an ideology, and see how the “civilizing” project that arose from Enlightenment ideas was fraught with contradictions that troubled European artists in different ways. Episode 8, The Cult of Progress, premieres Tuesday, June 26 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.