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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All Events This Week | Public Art & Pop-ups
- MoMA Art Lab: Nature Monday, January 1–Tuesday, December 31 10:30 am–5:00 pm
- MoMA Lounge Friday, June 1–Tuesday, December 31 12:00 am
- If Everything Is Sculpture Why Make Sculpture? Saturday, June 16–Monday, September 30 10:30 am–5:30 pm
- The Long Run Friday, November 2–Tuesday, December 31 10:30 am–5:30 pm
- Joan Miró Birth of the World Tuesday, February 26–Saturday, June 15 10:30 am–5:30 pm
- Lincoln Kirstein’s Modern Thursday, March 14–Saturday, June 15 10:30 am–5:30 pm
- MoMA Family Gallery Talks Saturday, March 30 10:15 am–11:15 am
- MoMA Family Gallery Talks Sunday, March 31 10:15 am–11:15 am
- MoMA Family Gallery Talks Saturday, April 6 10:15 am–11:15 am
- MoMA Family Gallery Talks Sunday, April 7 10:15 am–11:15 am