||Michael C. Carlos Museum
Ackerman Hall, Level Three
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Georgia Public Broadcasting and the Carlos Museum premiere the first episode of new PBS series, Civilizations, which explores the power of art from earliest civilizations to the present. Narrated by Liev Schreiber, the nine-part series, inspired by Kenneth Clark’s landmark 1969 series on Western art, expands Clark’s vision to reveal the role that art and the creative imagination have played in cultures across the globe. From the ancient cities of Mesoamerica to Buddhist caves of Ajanta, from African bronzes to striding images of ancient Egyptian gods, the civilizations explored in this new production parallel the collections of the Carlos Museum.
The series features commentary by renowned scholars Simon Schama, Mary Beard, David Olusoga, and international artists Kara Walker, Anselm Kiefer, and Kehinde Wiley, among others. Explore works of art in the galleries, open from 5–7:30 PM, then enjoy wine and cheese before Teya Ryan, President and CEO of GPB introduces the series and screening of the first episode.