How NYC Became America's Cultural Capital

APR 30, 2018 | 6:30 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

1201: Elebash Recital Hall

WHEN:

April 30, 2018: 6:30 PM

ADMISSION:

Free; Reservations Required

SPONSOR:

Public Programs

RESERVATIONS:

Description

Reservations are full; this event will be LIVE-STREAMED.

Morris Dickstein, author of Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression and distinguished professor emeritus at the GC, speaks with four scholars who explore how and why New York City became a national and global citadel for the arts in the 20th century. How have painters, filmmakers, writers, and others shaped the world's view of Gotham? Featuring: Julia L. Foulkes (A Place for Us: West Side Story and New York), Fran Leadon (Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles), Christoph Lindner (Imagining New York City: Literature, Urbanism, and the Visual Arts, 1890-1940), and Robert A. Slayton (Beauty in the City: The Ashcan School).
 
Presented with the Gotham Center for NYC History.