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New Lincoln Kirstein website

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I received the following flyer today from the George Balanchine Foundation:

EAKINS PRESS FOUNDATION

20 West 44th Street, #405 • New York City 10036

eakinspress.com • (212) 764-2255

Contact: Peter Kayafas, Director, Eakins Press Foundation, (212) 764-2255

THE EAKINS PRESS FOUNDATION AND BALLET SOCIETY, INC. ANNOUNCE

THE ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE COMPLETE CATALOGUE OF THE

PUBLISHED WRITINGS OF LINCOLN KIRSTEIN: A FULLY SEARCHABLE

DATABASE-DRIVEN INTERACTIVE SITE REPRESENTING THE VAST LITERARY

OUTPUT AND KEY LIFE EVENTS OF ONE OF AMERICA’S GREATEST CULTURAL

FIGURES.

www.lincolnkirstein.org

NEW YORK CITY—The Eakins Press Foundation has just posted a website that will

serve as the main source for learning about Lincoln Kirstein (1907-1996) and the

massive contribution he made to American culture. 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. Starting in his early years at Harvard University,

Kirstein used the written word to influence how audiences looked at classical art and

new movements within a variety of media. He was the founder and publisher of the

journal Hound & Horn; and founder of the Harvard Society for Contemporary Art, a

precursor to the Museum of Modern Art. Kirstein wrote extensively, with force and

erudition on all that interested him. This website 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.

The website is designed with several sections in addition to the database-driven

search engine of Kirstein’s published writings. There is a comprehensive “About

Lincoln Kirstein” section where users can click through a decade-by-decade

biographical chronology of Kirstein’s life; a section of short essays by such scholars as

Leslie George Katz, A. Hyatt Mayor, Harvey Simmonds, Louis H. Silverstein and

Nancy Lassalle; and there is a “Resources” page with descriptions of and links to the

institutions that are central to Kirstein’s posterity.

The intention of this website, in addition to serving as the primary internet portal

for scholarship and interest in the life and accomplishments of Lincoln Kirstein, is to

maintain the capacity to continually evolve and expand with changing technologies,

so that, for instance, when full books become “readable” on line, much or all of

Kirstein’s writing can actually be read through this source.

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Thank you for posting, Anthony. This is a fine resource, and I hope it will be much used.

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