Lincoln Kirstein Historical

Lincoln Kirstein Historical (HM1UXL)

Location: New York, NY 10003 New York County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 44.203', W 73° 59.161'

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May 4, 1907 - January 5, 1996

—128 East 19 Street, Manhattan —

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.
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Year Placed2013
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Date Added Monday, October 10th, 2016 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 585616 N 4510025
Decimal Degrees40.73671667, -73.98601667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 44.203', W 73° 59.161'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 44' 12.18" N, 73° 59' 9.66" W
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Area Code(s)212, 646, 917, 347, 718
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 124 1/2 E 19th St, New York NY 10003, US
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