Survey the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale. Civilizations reveals the role art and creative imagination have played in forging humanity, and introduce viewers to works of beauty, ingenuity and illumination across cultures. Liev Schreiber narrates.Program Website
In December 1942, a Jewish teacher brings art supplies to children held by Nazis.
Some of the strongest contemporary art has the magical power of transformation.
For artist Ai Weiwei, the calamity of our time is the disaster of the displaced.
In the autumn of 1914, Mondrian had an epiphany that would bring true abstraction.
Thomas Cole regarded the US landscape as being what he called the undefiled work of Gods.
Despite his interest in portraiture, Catlin he said the Native Americans must perish.
Otto Dix and his generation had borne witness to the horrors of World War I.