“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New York City in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Lincoln Kirstein

May 4, 1907 – January 5, 1996


128 East 19 Street, Manhattan

Lincoln Kirstein Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 3, 2016
1. Lincoln Kirstein Marker
Inscription. Lincoln Kirstein is widely recognized as one of the founders of the American ballet tradition. With George Balanchine, he created the School of American Ballet in 1934, and served as its President until 1989. Beginning in 1935, he attempted to launch four different ballet companies before successfully establishing the New York City Ballet with Balanchine in 1948. Kirstein was the company's General Director for over 40 years, until 1989. A supporter of modernism across the arts, in 1928 Kirstein co-founded with John Walker III and Edward M.M. Warburg, the Harvard Society for Contemporary Art; this group led, the following year, to the founding of the Museum of Modern Art. A scholar, writer and outspoken critic, Kirstein authored more than 500 articles, poems, reviews, books and essays on the visual and performing arts, history, and literature. He founded the Dance Archives at New York's Museum of Modern Art (1940), as well as Dance Index magazine, of which he was editor from 1942 to 1948. His many honors include the Medal of Freedom and the National Medal of Arts.

Historic Landmarks Preservation Center
Medallion Program created by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel

Erected 2013 by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
Lincoln Kirstein Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 3, 2016
2. Lincoln Kirstein Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here just to the right of the building entrance.
40° 44.203′ N, 73° 59.161′ W. Marker is in New York City, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 19th Street west of 3rd Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 128 East 19th Street, New York NY 10003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brotherhood Synagogue (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Henri (about 600 feet away); Cyrus West Field (about 600 feet away); Elihu Root (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rutherford Medical (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pirates of Penzance Composition Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Horace Greeley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New York City.
Also see . . .
1. HLPC Cultural Medallion, Lincoln Kirstein, December 12, 2013 ( Installment of the Cultural Medallion honoring Lincoln Kirstein on December 12, 2013. The ceremony was led by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, who established the Cultural Medallion program for the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center. From the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University. [36 minutes] (Submitted on October 10, 2016.) 

2. Lincoln Kirstein 1907-1996 (New York City Ballet). Lincoln Kirstein has long been acknowledged as one of the most important influences in the development of American culture in the 20th century. A towering figure, both literally and figuratively, his passion, erudition, and dedicated advocacy embraced the worlds of dance, film, music, painting, photography, architecture, literature, and sculpture. (Submitted on October 10, 2016.) 
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