Series
Invitation to Art
Episode Number
1
Episode
Childhood
Producing Organization
WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
Library of Congress (Washington, District of Columbia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/15-542j678z5j
NOLA Code
IART
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Description
Direct from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This series explores man and the world around him through the eyes of artists, past and present, and aims to develop an understanding of art as a direct expression of universal emotions. As the host, Dr. Brian O'Doherty, young Irish poet, painter and art critic, brings a fresh, witty and warmly human point of view to the visual arts. Dr. Brian O'Doherty, a native of Ireland, was a Fellow for Research in Education at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Formerly, he was art critic, reviewer for the Dublin Magazine and lecturer at the National Gallery of Ireland. In this episode, O?Doherty showcases art housed by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston that focuses on children and childhood. Art featured includes paintings by Andre Derain, Thomas Sully, Winslow Homer, Pierre-Auguste Renoir & John Singleton Copley. (Description from WGBH's Open Vault)
The world of childhood is contrasted as it is to the child and as it seems to the adult. Dr. O'Doherty discusses the vulnerability of the child from the point of view of psychology as he adjusts to what William James called "the blooming, buzzing confusion" of the world. He closes the program by bringing the child to adolescence. (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
This series explores man and the world around him through the eyes of artists, past and present, and aims to develop an understanding of art as a direct expression of universal emotions. As the host, Dr. Brian O'Doherty, young Irish poet, painter, and art critic, brings a fresh, witty and warmly human point of view to the visual arts. In the first season (episodes 1 - 15), O'Doherty follows, through these arts, the cycle of man from childhood to old age and explores the society in which man lives in all its aspects - tragic, comic, and mundane. Dr. O'Doherty uses works of art now on display in the galleries of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, to illustrate the episodes. Patricia Barnard of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts supervises production. Her assistant is Thalia Kennedy of the Museum staff. In the second season (episodes 16 - 30), each episode either examines in detail the work and thought of one of the great artists of the past, or consists of skillful and sympathetic interviews by Dr. O'Doherty of distinguished living artists who have had a powerful influence upon the art of today. In the third season (episode 31 - 34), Dr. O'Doherty interviews a distinguished American artist who have had a powerful influence upon the art of today. In the fourth season (episodes 35 - 41), a pattern of ideas evolves, revealing the various roles of the artist. This series was originally record in black and white on kinescope. (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
Broadcast
1960-06-23
Broadcast
1960-09-11
Asset type
Episode
Topics
Education
Fine Arts
Subjects
Renoir, Auguste, 1841-1919; Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Art & Arts; PAINTING; childhood; etching; Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872; Derain, Andre, 1880-1954; O'Doherty, Brian; Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:29:11;00
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Credits
Host: O'Doherty, Brian
Producing Organization: WGBH Educational Foundation
Publisher: Presented by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the WGBH Educational Foundation
Writer: O'Doherty, Brian
Writer: Vento, Frank
Writer: Noble, Paul
Writer: Kennedy, Thalia
Writer: Barnard, Patricia
AAPB Contributor Holdings
WGBH
Identifier: 965bf3b0d52b9af8e6ab396fc24df4deb4e23592 (ArtesiaDAM UOI_ID)
Format: video/quicktime
Color: B&W
Duration: 00:29:11;00
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2411651-1 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: Film: 16mm
Generation: Master: preservation
Color: B&W
Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive
Identifier: [request film based on title] (Indiana University)
Format: 16mm film
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Citations
Chicago: “Invitation to Art; 1; Childhood,” 1960-06-23, WGBH, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed November 19, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-542j678z5j.
MLA: “Invitation to Art; 1; Childhood.” 1960-06-23. WGBH, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. November 19, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-542j678z5j>.
APA: Invitation to Art; 1; Childhood. Boston, MA: WGBH, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-542j678z5j