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New Man on Campus

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USA: Arts And The University
Art Student, The: New Man On Campus
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Series Description

Broadcast Feb. 7 and 14, 1966 and August 1 and 8, 1966

Since World War II the artist, as student and teacher, has become the New Man on Campus. To learn why, National Educational Television asked WGBH to visit Yale University, to watch student and faculty in the School of Art and Architecture at work.

The first program demonstrates in words and action the relationship between artist and teacher. The second program studies the art teacher, specifically. The third program looks at the work of the graphic artist, from simple letter patterns to intricate trademarks and photo essays. The fourth program takes a look at the young architect in training.

See February and August 1966 Program Guides for descriptions. Series release date: 2/7/1966

Program Description

Bernard Chaet, professor of painting and drawing, Yale Univ; Art professor George Wardlaw, Yale Univ; Art Department Head Jack Tworkov; Professor James Rosati. This program examines students of Yale University School of Art and Architecture who, like art students and teachers at colleges and universities across the United States since World War II, have become indisputably the New Men on Campus.

The first collegiate art gallery and the first university school of fine arts in the country were founded at Yale. The program hosted by Russell Connor visits its dramatic new building designed by Paul Rudolph, and against a background of classes in progress talks to both students and teachers about the art program at Yale. Bernard Chaet, professor of painting and drawing, describes how students are selected for entrance and assigned teachers, Professor George Wardlaw discusses the personalities of his students. Art department head Jack Tworkov talks about the future of the art student and discusses the Artist-teacher, and Professor James Rosati lists the advantages of art in a university. Students discuss their feelings about working on the campus of a great university. "...It's almost like having a mother, you know. The school accepts you for being artists -- the teachers have respect. There's an exchange of ideas." "There's a lot to overcome being a girl in art school. It's not good painting if it looks like a girl painted it." "Only nowadays, with New York having one-man shows of guys twenty-three and twenty-four, has it been considered that art is something which can be mastered in one fell swoop -- and overnight a man becomes a... you know, a young man becomes a master."



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Broadcast program

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Fine Arts
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