The little-known partnership between Isamu Noguchi and Martha Graham resides in a comfortable realm of reciprocal invention: art as an extension of art. Graham, born to a strict Presbyterian family in Pittsburgh in 1894, is widely considered the mother of modern dance; she revolutionized the physical vocabulary of the art form, translating primal human expression into movement and exploring the beauty of body language. A renegade and a pioneer—her influence is comparable to that of Picasso over the course of This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Four Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 50 Close Knit Meet the weavers keeping traditional Egyptian tapestry-making alive. Arts & Culture Issue 50 New Roots The Palestinian agriculture collective sowing seeds of community. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Karin Mamma Andersson Inside the moody, mysterious world of Sweden’s preeminent painter. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Ryan Heffington Meet the man bringing choreography, community and queer joy to the desert. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Mass Destruction “Artists are often left baffled by the fact that they have millions of monthly streams, yet only a couple of thousand followers on social media.” Arts & Culture Issue 49 On the Cheap The greatness of cultural worsts.