Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive

The arts around us

13 episodes, 1957, WOR-TV

From WNET:

"Man’s creative activities and their interrelationships are explored in this 13 program series.  Produced by Hofstra College, the series features Dr. Malcolm H. Preston, chairman of the Fine Arts Department at Hofstra and an artist in his own right.  Dr. Preston illustrates techniques and principles at the easel and also employs, for illustrative purposes, originals, prints, models and photographs of selected art works. Artwork for the series was loaned by the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum and Alan Galleries of New York.  The series concentrates on painting as an art but also touches on literature, architecture, sculpture, music and drama."