How New York City Became America's Cultural Capital

Panel Discussion, Gotham Center for NYC HIstory, CUNY Graduate Center, April 30, 2018.


Morris Dickstein, author of Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression, 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, film-makers, 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), Christoph Lindner (Imagining New York City), and Robert A. Slayton (Beauty in the City: The Ashcan School). 

More details are available on the CUNY Graduate Center website.