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Eye to Eye; Taking Time


NTW Dub of Original - 8/98

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Eye to Eye
Taking Time
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If the gobble-de-jargon of art criticism turns you off - If you know what you like but t say so in a very soft voice - then here’s a TV series for you. Remember the commercial on TV for Heinz’ Great American Soups - with tap-dancing and a chorus line and hydraulic soup cans? That’s Art? Have you ever seen a painting of a pipe, and it says on it French, “This is not a pipe”? That’s Magritte. And that’s art.

It’s all on Eye to Eye - a fast-moving, pop-up compendium of everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask about art. You’ll find out about the most successful art forger in history. And learn a little bit about counterfeiting. And quilts. And Dossena’s Hoax. And find out if maybe that stuff in your grandmother’s attic is worth a lot or a little. Know what you’ll end up with? The beautiful knowledge that art is all around you. And every day you’ll see and make up your mind. And really know what you like. And feel happy about it. Watch Eye To Eye. Series release date: 1971

Program Description

Remember all the time we used to have? Long winter nights, slow lazy summer dayus - or an ocena voyage that might go on for years. In that era men fashioned time into things. Taking Time”is about the things they made - a collection of collections - and moves in a simple, eloquent way. The polished surface of a brass weathervane, chronicles of events in an ancient quilt, crafts, attics and even the “atic” of a museum. “An attic is the museum of our lives,” muses Stephen Koch, “and a museum is the attic of history.” Come explore with us!

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Broadcast program

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Fine Arts
Hauser, Richard (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Eye to Eye; Taking Time,” 01/30/1971, GBH Archives, accessed January 22, 2021,
MLA: “Eye to Eye; Taking Time.” 01/30/1971. GBH Archives. Web. January 22, 2021. <>.
APA: Eye to Eye; Taking Time. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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