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Martha Graham

Martha Graham was an American modern dancer and choreographer whose influence on dance has been compared with the influence of Picasso on modern visual arts, the influence of Stravinsky on music, and the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright on architecture.
She danced and choreographed for over seventy years. Graham was the first dancer to perform at the White House, travel abroad as a cultural ambassador, and receive the highest civilian award of the US: the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Recognized as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century Martha Graham created a movement language based upon the expressive capacity of the human body.
[ Martha Graham in Dark meadow]
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Martha Graham Poster

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Distribution Center: USIS - Tehran Post: USIS - Tehran Language: Farsi, English Propaganda Posters Distributed in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

President Gerald R. Ford Presents Martha Graham with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Caption: 1976, October 14 – State Dining Room – The White House – Washington, DC – Gerald R. Ford, Martha Graham – Dinner in Honor of Martha Graham and Presentation of the Presidential Medal Of Freedom. Gerald ... more

New York, N.Y., Sept.11, 2014—Dancers rehearse as members of NYC Office of Emergency Management, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and FEMA visited the Martha Graham Dance Center in lower Manhattan to discuss the launch of CultureAID (Culture Active in Disasters).(Photo by K.C. Wilsey/FEMA)

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2014-09-10 13:56:17 UTC Photographer Name: FEMA News Photo Keywords: CultureAID ^ Department of cultural affairs ^ FEMA ^ Martha Graham Dance Center ^ ... more