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
Some of the strongest contemporary art has the magical power of transformation.
In the autumn of 1914, Mondrian had an epiphany that would bring true abstraction.
For artist Ai Weiwei, the calamity of our time is the disaster of the displaced.
In December 1942, a Jewish teacher brings art supplies to children held by Nazis.
Otto Dix and his generation had borne witness to the horrors of World War I.
Edouard Manet created a masterpiece famed as a masterclass in visual subversion.
Thomas Cole regarded the US landscape as being what he called the undefiled work of Gods.