Martha Graham’s Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy

Join us at the Center for Women’s History for thrilling programs and intimate conversations with scholars, journalists, artists, activists, businesswomen, and more amazing leaders of today. Guided by its expert committee of scholars, the Center has a full calendar of public events and salons to explore.

Modern dance icon Martha Graham once claimed, “I am not political.” But in historian Victoria Phillips’snew book, Martha Graham’s Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy, the author uncovers how Graham and her company infiltrated the American propaganda machine, from a White House performance in 1937 to a planned tour of Eastern Europe under George H.W. Bush in 1989.

Join Phillips, in conversation with legendary Martha Graham dancer Linda Hodes and moderator Valerie Paley, director of the Center for Women’s History, as they uncover Graham’s surprising place in American diplomacy.  Book signing with the author to follow.

Refreshments will be served.











When: Wed., January 8, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Where: New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
212-873-3400
Price: $15 ($12 Members, $8 Women’s
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Join us at the Center for Women’s History for thrilling programs and intimate conversations with scholars, journalists, artists, activists, businesswomen, and more amazing leaders of today. Guided by its expert committee of scholars, the Center has a full calendar of public events and salons to explore.

Modern dance icon Martha Graham once claimed, “I am not political.” But in historian Victoria Phillips’snew book, Martha Graham’s Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy, the author uncovers how Graham and her company infiltrated the American propaganda machine, from a White House performance in 1937 to a planned tour of Eastern Europe under George H.W. Bush in 1989.

Join Phillips, in conversation with legendary Martha Graham dancer Linda Hodes and moderator Valerie Paley, director of the Center for Women’s History, as they uncover Graham’s surprising place in American diplomacy.  Book signing with the author to follow.

Refreshments will be served.

Buy tickets/get more info now