The world's largest performing arts center, Lincoln Center is situated in New York City. The 16.3-acre cultural complex serves as a home for 12 organizations - the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Juilliard School of Music, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., the Lincoln Center Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, the New York City Opera, the New York Philharmonic, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and the School of American Ballet. The center was built with the intention to develop and present all types of performing arts to a diverse audience. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is devoted to the outstanding performance and creation of chamber music. Best known for world-class international festivals, the Film Society of Lincoln Center offers the best in world cinema to a discerning film going audience. Jazz at Lincoln Center is the world's largest not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to jazz. Concerts, national and international tours, residencies, recordings, and jazz band competitions are organized by Jazz personnel. The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, also called Lincoln Center Presents, offers Petrushka performed by puppets, television programs, and an amazing range of classical, contemporary, and innovative performing arts events. One of America's favorite not-for-profit theaters, Lincoln Center Theater presents information on productions, box office, membership, and a gallery. In addition, it provides educational programs. Juilliard, established in 1926 by Augustus Julliard, is dedicated to educating talented performing musicians, dancers, and actors. Highest quality performance of opera featuring the foremost singers, conductors, stage directors, and designers are presented by The Metropolitan Opera. Another resident organization of the Lincoln Center, the New York City Ballet is one of the leading dance companies in the world. It gives training to artists and provides a variety of enrichment programs to help audiences improve their knowledge about the art form. The New York City Opera is an apt place to go for refreshingly unique entertainment. The New York Philharmonic is famous for its performance of the classical symphonic repertoire. An extensive combination of circulating, reference, and rare archival collections are housed in the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Training for students preparing for professional careers in ballet is offered in the School of American Ballet. The Lincoln Center Institute, provides a distinctive approach to the arts and education. The institute mainly focuses on works of art including dance, music, theater, visual arts, and architecture. Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Metropolitan Opera House, the New York State Theater, and the Vivian Beaumont Theater are among a few of the venues in Lincoln Center complex. The American Songbook, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Midsummer Night Swing, the Lincoln Center Festival, and the Mozart Festival are events worth mentioning at the Lincoln Center. In addition to the above, the Lincoln Center offers a wide range of special events. The gallery at Lincoln Center presents numerous art exhibitions which provide a brief glance into contemporary art. A wide range of community programs are offered at the Lincoln Center, as well. They include exhibitions, music concerts, band concerts, panel discussions, film screenings, and special events for community partners. Dining and a wide variety of shopping facilities are provided at the Lincoln Center.