March 19, 1989 |
An admired book of photographs by Walker Evans, one of America's most admired photographers, received its fourth edition recently in conjunction with an Evans exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. "American Photographs" was first published in 1938 when perhaps its greatest impact came less as art than as journalism: It was a stark, deeply moving but utterly unsentimental presentation of rural poverty during the Great Depression.
January 10, 1991 |
Ballet School Opening: The School of American Ballet, the dance academy founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, christened its lavish new quarters in Lincoln Center on Wednesday. The influential school, which is affiliated with New York City Ballet and has numerous graduates in the United States and abroad, becomes one of the few ballet academies in the United States that boards students.
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October 9, 2007 |
Nathalie Gleboff, 88, a former executive director of the School of American Ballet, which is affiliated with the New York City Ballet, died Sept. 30 from pneumonia in Santa Barbara, the school announced. She was the last of the women of Russian background hired by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein to run the school or its various activities since its founding in 1934, the New York Times reported.
February 21, 1990 |
The New York City Ballet is "close to concluding" arrangements to return to the Orange County Performing Arts Center in September, according to the company's executive director, William Wingate. Wingate did not say how long the troupe would perform in Orange County, nor did he disclose repertory. But he did confirm that the company is involved "in serious talks" to include Costa Mesa on its first West Coast visit since its one-week stint at the Center in October, 1986.
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June 9, 1996 |
Her mother's peaceful death at age 92 finally got Frances Berenice Schreuder what the murder of her father could not: his money. Or at least what's left of it. Schreuder, a onetime Manhattan socialite and former member of the board of directors of the New York City Ballet, is less than six months from parole after serving 12 years of a life term in Utah State Prison for ordering her son to kill her multimillionaire father, Franklin Bradshaw.
February 21, 1987 |
Henry-Russell Hitchcock, considered the dean of America's architectural historians and teachers, has died of cancer at the age of 83. Hitchcock died here Thursday. "Of our generation, he was the leader of us all," architect Philip Johnson said. "He set a new standard of architectural scholarship and accuracy of judgment. In my opinion, the standard has yet to be equaled." Hitchcock's books on architectural history became standard references.