The Cult of Progress
civilizations

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 Duration: 56 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 108

About Civilizations:

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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Thu, Dec 8 3:00 P.M. What Is Art (Good for)?     NH EXPLORE
Sun, Dec 11 9:00 P.M. What Is Art (Good for)?     NH EXPLORE

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