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Civilizations

George Catlin's Indian Portraits

Civilizations

George Catlin's Indian Portraits

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Catlin was by no means indifferent to the suffering of the people whose faces appear in these paintings. But he didn't produce them in order to take part in some campaign to save the native Americans, instead he said they must perish.

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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. Civilizations, a nine-part series, premieres Tuesday, April 17 at 8/7c. Join the conversation with #CivilizationsPBS

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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. Civilizations, a nine-part series, premieres Tuesday, April 17 at 8/7c. Join the conversation with #CivilizationsPBS

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