On this day in 1988, the legendary Jerome Robbins passed away. 
(via Jerome Robbins: About the Artist | American Masters | PBS)

On this day in 1988, the legendary Jerome Robbins passed away. 

(via Jerome Robbins: About the Artist | American Masters | PBS)

“I get my energy, I think, from being afraid to choreograph, being afraid to fail.” - Paul Taylor, born on this day in 1930. 
(via Paul Taylor - About Paul Taylor | American Masters | PBS)

“I get my energy, I think, from being afraid to choreograph, being afraid to fail.” - Paul Taylor, born on this day in 1930. 

(via Paul Taylor - About Paul Taylor | American Masters | PBS)

On this day in 1939 (75 years ago!), Judy Garland recorded “Over the Rainbow.”

On this day in 1939 (75 years ago!), Judy Garland recorded “Over the Rainbow.”

Explore the life, passions and uncompromising vision of Dorothea Lange. 
(via Merce Cunningham - A Lifetime of Dance | American Masters | PBS)
I never knew of but one artist, and this is Tom Eakins, who could resist the temptation to see what they think ought to be rather than what is.
Walt Whitman
When Thomas Eakins (born on this day in 1844) died in 1916, he left behind a body of work unprecedented in American art for its depth, strength, perception, character, and commitment to realism. Yet during his life, Eakins sold less than thirty paintings. Rejected by the public and the art establishment of his day, it was only after his death that a new generation of scholars and critics recognized Eakins as one of America’s greatest painters.
(via Thomas Eakins - About Thomas Eakins | American Masters | PBS)

When Thomas Eakins (born on this day in 1844) died in 1916, he left behind a body of work unprecedented in American art for its depth, strength, perception, character, and commitment to realism. Yet during his life, Eakins sold less than thirty paintings. Rejected by the public and the art establishment of his day, it was only after his death that a new generation of scholars and critics recognized Eakins as one of America’s greatest painters.

(via Thomas Eakins - About Thomas Eakins | American Masters | PBS)

Marilyn Monroe as ‘The Girl’ in Billy Wilder’s The Seven Year Itch, c. 1955

One of the great storytellers of the twentieth century, Isaac Bashevis Singer passed away on this day in 1991. Learn more about his legacy. 

One of the great storytellers of the twentieth century, Isaac Bashevis Singer passed away on this day in 1991. Learn more about his legacy

Truth. 

Truth. 

Watch a 1966 documentary about the life of Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) from our archives. 

Watch a 1966 documentary about the life of Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) from our archives. 

In a time of constant artistic upheaval, Alexander Calder’s aesthetic revolution concerned itself with a somewhat taboo topic in the art world — fun.  The innovative artist was born on this day in 1898. 

In a time of constant artistic upheaval, Alexander Calder’s aesthetic revolution concerned itself with a somewhat taboo topic in the art world — fun.  The innovative artist was born on this day in 1898. 

Watch The Day Carl Sandburg Died, which was this day in 1967. 
(via Homepage: The Day Carl Sandburg Died | American Masters | PBS)

Watch The Day Carl Sandburg Died, which was this day in 1967. 

(via Homepage: The Day Carl Sandburg Died | American Masters | PBS)

the-final-sentence:

Final sentences:

"[Outside the tent the hyena made the same strange noise that had awakened her.] But she did not hear him for the beating of her heart." 
— from “The Snows of Kilimanjaro

"In the early morning on the lake sitting on the stern of the boat with his father rowing, he felt quite sure that he would never die." 
— from “Indian Camp

"He wrote on a while longer now and there was no sign that any of it would ever cease returning to him intact." 
— from The Garden of Eden

"After a while I went out and left the hospital and walked back to the hotel in the rain." 
— from A Farewell to Arms

[“I feel fine,” she said. “There’s nothing wrong with me.] I feel fine.” 
— from Hills Like White Elephants

"He could feel his heart beating against the pine needle floor of the forest." 
— from For Whom the Bell Tolls

[“Oh, Jake,” Brett said, “we could have had such a damned good time together.”
Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly pressing Brett against me.
“Yes,” I said.] “Isn’t it pretty to think so?”
— from The Sun Also Rises

"But this is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy."
— from A Moveable Feast

"The old man was dreaming about the lions."
— from The Old Man and the Sea

This is amazing! 

One of the twentieth century’s most renowned, celebrated and recorded musicians, Issac Stern, was born on this day in 1920. 
(via Isaac Stern - About Isaac Stern | American Masters | PBS)

One of the twentieth century’s most renowned, celebrated and recorded musicians, Issac Stern, was born on this day in 1920. 

(via Isaac Stern - About Isaac Stern | American Masters | PBS)