Lincoln Kirstein, 1929, by Isamu Noguchi

The Published Writings Lincoln Kirstein

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Lincoln Kirstein was one of America's most important cultural figures. Co-founder, with George Balanchine, of the School of American Ballet and the New York City Ballet, he was also a great patriot and champion of the arts in America. Read More »

Kirstein wrote extensively, with force and erudition on all that interested him. This web site presents a thorough listing, with excerpts and illustrations, of the writings published throughout his protean life. On these pages the reader will find an unmatched record of American cultural history--which will inform future generations in perpetuity--set forth through the prism of one of the great minds of the 20th century.