Another Modern Art: Dance and Theater

Jun 24–Aug 24, 2009

MoMA

Flyer for “An Evening on American Dance.” The Museum of Modern Art. c. January 1948
  • Education Center, Mezzanine Mezzanine

In its early years, in addition to founding departments devoted to architecture, photography, film, and other visual art mediums, MoMA established a program dedicated to dance and the theater arts. In 1939, the Dance Archives was founded by Lincoln Kirstein for the study of contemporary dance, and in 1944 Dance and Theater Design became a full curatorial department, acquiring works of art related to the stage and organizing thematic exhibitions. This installation showcases an important but largely forgotten aspect of the Museum’s early history with a display of items from the MoMA Archives, including the Dance Archives collection.

Organized by Michelle Elligott, Museum Archivist.

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