Lincoln Kirstein’s Modern

Thursday, March 14–Saturday, June 15
10:30 am–5:30 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
4 West 53rd Street
Midtown West


Explore polymath Lincoln Kirstein’s sweeping contributions to American cultural life in the 1930s and ’40s. Best known for cofounding New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet with George Balanchine, Kirstein, a writer, critic, curator, impresario, and tastemaker, was also a key figure in MoMA’s early history. See nearly 300 rarely seen artworks including set and costume designs for the ballet, photographs, realist and magic realist paintings, sculpture and Latin American art.

* Casual Cafe 2 on the second floor has yummy Italian food and high chairs. In the summer snack on small plates and gelato in the peaceful Sculpture Garden. Stop by the midtown outpost of the inventive bakery Momofuku Milk Bar two blocks north for aptly-named crack pie and soft serve cereal milk ice cream.

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