The Easel

How Lincoln Kirstein Changed NYC Culture From Behind the Scenes

By age 21, Kirstein had founded a literary journal and a contemporary art society. After graduating he chose the young MoMA as “the perfect repository for his many enthusiasms.” At 25, he co-founded the New York City Ballet! His contributions to modern art via institution building and support of individual artists “was one of the greatest of the twentieth century.” A video is here.