WYCG-TV partners with the National Gallery of Art to broadcast a series of documentaries

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WYCG-TV has added a series of art documentaries produced by the National Gallery of Art to its daily programming (WYDaily / Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

YORK COUNTY – WYCG-TV has added a new program to its lineup that will appeal to local art lovers.

The programming of local channels now includes a series of 30-minute documentaries from the National Art Gallery (NGA) which focuses on painters, sculptors, dancers and art galleries ranging from the Renaissance to modern periods.

Paula Hersh, Public Affairs Officer for York County, said that when the NGA asked if York County was interested in partnering to make these documentaries, the answer was immediately ‘yes’.

“The fact that the National Gallery of Art gives us this opportunity really gives us something that we’ve never had before,” said. “He gives we have the ability to add art to our programming that we know is of interest to our citizens.

The programs are produced by NGA’s in-house filmmakers, the sound engineer and their assistants. The films feature on-location shoots and acclaimed voice actors, including Stanley Tucci, who narrated the documentary “Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice”.

Programs focus on a wide variety of subjects, including Egyptian and Greek art, 19th century European art, 20th century American art, and New World archeology.

“The National Gallery of Art is proud to offer high-quality films free of charge to stations across the country,” said Damon Reaves, NGA Education Manager. “These video programs bring to life a wide range of artists, from the energetic compositions of Stuart Davis to the religious and mythological tales of Tintoretto. This is just one way for the National Gallery of Art to fulfill its mission of welcoming everyone to explore and experience art, creativity and our common humanity. We hope that they will lead viewers to learn more about their favorite artists and discover new ones. “

The shows air daily at 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. on WYCG-TV, which is channel 38 for Verizon Fios and 46 for Cox.

Hersh said the videos will be swapped every two weeks and will run for about a year of programs.

WYCG-TV is an ad-free channel that broadcasts local news and stories and promotes services, events and programs in the county. Although the channel also broadcasts native alert programming, such as Wildlife resources Where Nasa, this artistic program offers something different for WYCG-TV viewers.

“This is new to us and I feel very lucky that they are providing such good programming to these local government channels,” Hersh said.

WYCG-TV can also be streamed live on the York County Website.

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