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Tuesdays, April 17-May 15, 2018, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET and Tuesdays, June 2018, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET

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Program Description


Survey the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale. Programs reveal the role art and creative imagination have played in forging humanity, and introduce viewers to works of beauty, ingenuity and illumination across cultures.

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Press Materials

  • PBS Announces Liev Schreiber as Narrator of CIVILIZATIONS, a Nine-Part Global Series Exploring the Power of Art From Earliest Civilizations to the Present

    Press Release
  • CIVILIZATIONS January 17, 2018 Panelist Bios

    Program Release
  • CIVILIZATIONS, a PBS and BBC Co-Production, to Premiere Spring 2018

    Press Release

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