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Civilizations: The Cult of Progress

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

civilizations_e8_fang_mask_hero Fang Mask from New Guinea, People of Gabon (19th century) – British Museum, London. (PHOTO: PBS)

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.

_Civilizations, Tuesday at 8 p.m. on PBS 6.__

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