11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Hosted By: Museum of Modern Art
Mar 17, 2019 at 9:00 am to Jun 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm
If Lincoln Kirstein is remembered at all, it’s for co-founding the New York City Ballet. But Kirstein, who was born into a prosperous Boston family in 1907, was also a curator, collector, and writer. This exhibition will include more than 200 works from MoMA’s permanent collection. (He was also, for those less interested in New York’s avant-garde, one of the “monuments men” who went into Europe to save Nazi-confiscated art.) There will be works from Kirstein’s close friend, Walker Evans, paintings by intimates such as Pavel Tchelitchew, costume designs by Paul Cadmus for ballets he commissioned, and Latin American art that Kirstein acquired for MoMA including works by Antonio Berni and Raquel Forner.
Photo Credit: Walker Evans’ portrait of Lincoln Kirstein, c. 1931. 2018 Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art