Season 1

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Civilizations

The Second Moment of Creation

Examine the formative role of art and the creative imagination in the forging of humanity.

The Second Moment of Creation

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Civilizations

How Do We Look?

Explore how we look at the human body in art.

How Do We Look?

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Civilizations

God and Art

Consider how religion has inspired art and art has inspired divine representation.

God and Art

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Civilizations

Encounters

See how art became the great interface when distant cultures met for the first time.

Encounters

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Civilizations

Renaissances

Travel east and west— to Renaissance Italy and the contemporaneous Islamic empires.

Renaissances

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Civilizations

Paradise on Earth

Explore one of humanity’s deepest artistic urges: the depiction of nature.

Paradise on Earth

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Civilizations

Color and Light

Explore light and color in art in the search for greater realism and spiritual ecstasy.

Color and Light

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Civilizations

The Cult of Progress

Examine the rise and fall of “progress” as an ideology.

The Cult of Progress

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Civilizations

What Is Art Good For?

Explore art in the age of revolution, war and profound scientific change.

What Is Art Good For?