Civilizations

 
  

How Do We Look?

Explore the many functions of the human image in art. Portraits, paintings and sculptures, both life-size and colossal, perform a role—assuaging loss, expressing strength, inspiring fear—and were instrumental in depicting the human body today.

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ABOUT CIVILIZATIONS

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

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