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Invitation to Art; Childhood

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06/23/1960

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.


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Series
Invitation to Art
Program
Childhood
Program Number

01

Series Description

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. He follows, through these arts, the cycle of man from childhood to old age and ? the society in which man lives in all its aspects -- tragic, comic and mundane. O'Doherty uses works of art now on display in the galleries of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to illustrate the programs. Patricia Barnard of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts supervises production. Her assistant is Thalia Kennedy of the museum staff. Dr. Brian O'Doherty, a native of Ireland, is now a Fellow for Research in Education at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass. Formerly, he was art critic for the Irish ?? , reviewer for the Dublin Magazine and lecturer at the National Gallery of Ireland. His paintings have been exhibited in a number of galleries, and his poetry has appeared in a number of journals on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. He received a U.S. " of State all-expense Fellowship to Harvard University in 1957. B/W, C. 1960. Series release date: 1959

Duration

00:29:11

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Painting
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Childhood
Art & Arts
Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815
Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872
O'Doherty, Brian
Etching
Renoir, Auguste, 1841-1919
Derain, Andre¿, 1880-1954
Genres
Educational
Topics
Fine Arts
Creators
Noble, Paul (Series Producer)
Contributors
Noble, Paul (Director)
O'Doherty, Brian (Host)
Vento, Frank (Other (see note))
Barnard, Patricia (Producer)
Kennedy, Thalia (Assistant Producer)
Publication Information
Presented by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Invitation to Art; Childhood,” 06/23/1960, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_22C1033ADCF3421683F58DF42F92E82C.
MLA: “Invitation to Art; Childhood.” 06/23/1960. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_22C1033ADCF3421683F58DF42F92E82C>.
APA: Invitation to Art; Childhood. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_22C1033ADCF3421683F58DF42F92E82C
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