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February 16, 2007

TT: The mystery man of modernism

Who was Lincoln Kirstein? The co-founder of New York City Ballet is now mainly remembered by aging dance buffs, few of whom know anything about him save that he brought George Balanchine to America. Yet Kirstein was one of the most important figures in the history of American modernism between the wars, and his other achievements (which will be chronicled in Martin Duberman's forthcoming biography) deserve to be remembered and celebrated.

To find out who Kirstein was and why it matters, pick up a copy of tomorrow’s Journal, where you’ll find my column in the “Pursuits” section.

Posted February 16, 2007 12:00 PM

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