The Noguchi Museum

The Noguchi Museum Dedicated to Isamu Noguchi’s works, and programming with related modern and contemporary artists. 13 galleries and outdoor sculpture garden.
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Open Wed–Sun by advance reservation: noguchi.org/tickets Founded in 1985 by Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), one of the leading sculptors and designers of the twentieth century, The Noguchi Museum was the first museum in America to be founded, designed, and installed by a living artist to show their own work. Widely viewed as among the artist’s greatest achievements, the Museum features an indoor/outdoo

Open Wed–Sun by advance reservation: noguchi.org/tickets Founded in 1985 by Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), one of the leading sculptors and designers of the twentieth century, The Noguchi Museum was the first museum in America to be founded, designed, and installed by a living artist to show their own work. Widely viewed as among the artist’s greatest achievements, the Museum features an indoor/outdoo

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Saturday, July 10, at 10:30 am ET, families with children ages 3–7 are invited to a reading of ‘A Boy Named Isamu: A Sto...
07/06/2021
Art for Kids & Families | A Boy Named Isamu - The Noguchi Museum

Saturday, July 10, at 10:30 am ET, families with children ages 3–7 are invited to a reading of ‘A Boy Named Isamu: A Story of Isamu Noguchi,’ and an art-making activity with author and illustrator James Yang. Free!
https://www.noguchi.org/museum/calendar/event/2021-07-10-1030-art-for-kids-families-a-boy-named-isamu/

Author and illustrator James Yang joins us for this special family program to read from his new children’s book ‘A Boy Named Isamu: A Story of Isamu Noguchi.’ After the reading we’ll spend time talking about Isamu’s journey exploring the world around him, and then we'll make art together.

New on noguchi.org: MFA Interior Design students at Pratt Institute present their research and design proposals for Akar...
06/29/2021
Noguchi + Pratt 2021 - The Noguchi Museum

New on noguchi.org: MFA Interior Design students at Pratt Institute present their research and design proposals for Akari retail environments and other flexible program spaces for the renovation of Isamu Noguchi’s former studio across from The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, Queens.

Students worked with Director Brett Littman and Facilities Director George Juergens (a Pratt graduate), who selected two winners and two finalists. This realistic brief was a new twist for the annual collaboration with #Pratt Interior Design, in which the Graduate Foundations Design Studio course asks students to draw inspiration from Isamu Noguchi’s work. Congratulations to all of the students for meeting this challenge amid a very difficult year and coming up with fascinating projects. View the digital exhibition: noguchi.org/pratt-2021

Faculty: Tetsu Ohara, Sheryl Kasak, Gregory Bugel, Suzanne Song

Image: Polina Ustinova, ‘Home for Akari,’ 2021.
Model of Isamu Noguchi’s 10th Street studio with a taxonomy of Akari Light Sculptures. #design #interiordesign #adaptivereuse #museumdesign #IsamuNoguchi #NoguchiMuseum

Students in the MFA Graduate Foundations Design Studio course at Pratt Institute, Interior Design, propose Akari retail environments and flexible spaces in Isamu Noguchi’s former studio.

On Instagram Live now: Join James Yang, author and illustrator of the new children’s book ‘A Boy Named Isamu: A Story of...
06/24/2021

On Instagram Live now: Join James Yang, author and illustrator of the new children’s book ‘A Boy Named Isamu: A Story of Isamu Noguchi’ and Justin Raul Baez, Media Coordinator, to discuss the book’s themes and creation: https://www.instagram.com/noguchimuseum/

On Instagram Live now: Join James Yang, author and illustrator of the new children’s book ‘A Boy Named Isamu: A Story of Isamu Noguchi’ and Justin Raul Baez, Media Coordinator, to discuss the book’s themes and creation: https://www.instagram.com/noguchimuseum/

Thursday, June 17, 5:30 pm ET, members are invited to a talk by Matthew Kirsch, Curator of Research, on Isamu Noguchi’s ...
06/16/2021
Members’ Talk and Art-Making Workshop: Isamu Noguchi’s Paris Abstractions - The Noguchi Museum

Thursday, June 17, 5:30 pm ET, members are invited to a talk by Matthew Kirsch, Curator of Research, on Isamu Noguchi’s experiences in Paris in the 1920s and his abstract drawings of that period. Then, join Luned Palmer to design abstractions of your own. RSVP to [email protected].

https://www.noguchi.org/museum/calendar/event/2021-06-17-1730-members-talk-and-art-making-workshop-isamu-noguchis-paris-abstractions/

Current members are invited to a talk by Matthew Kirsch, Curator of Research and Digital Content, to learn about Isamu Noguchi’s Paris Abstraction drawings of the 1920s. Then, learn introductory drawing techniques with educator Luned Palmer and design your own abstractions.

Tuesday, June 8, 8 pm ET: Learn about about the materials and process behind Isamu Noguchi’s sculpture ‘Cross Beam’ (197...
06/07/2021
Center of Attention: Cross Beam - The Noguchi Museum

Tuesday, June 8, 8 pm ET: Learn about about the materials and process behind Isamu Noguchi’s sculpture ‘Cross Beam’ (1970), on view in ‘Noguchi: Useless Architecture,’ and participate in an interpretive conversation. Bring a pencil and paper to sketch or write. https://www.noguchi.org/museum/calendar/event/2021-06-08-2000-center-of-attention-cross-beam/

Learn about about the materials and process behind Isamu Noguchi’s sculpture Cross Beam (1933), and participate in an interpretive conversation led by educator Matthew Capezzuto. Bring a pencil and paper for a short writing or sketching exercise.

Thursday, June 3, 1 pm ET, join Liesl Olson, Director of Chicago Studies at Newberry Library, for an #ArchivesDeepDive e...
05/28/2021
Archives Deep Dive: Isamu Noguchi, Ruth Page, and the Universe of Chicago - The Noguchi Museum

Thursday, June 3, 1 pm ET, join Liesl Olson, Director of Chicago Studies at Newberry Library, for an #ArchivesDeepDive exploring the mutually inspiring relationship between Isamu Noguchi, Ruth Page, and their creative orbits in Chicago in the 1930s. https://www.noguchi.org/museum/calendar/event/2021-06-03-1300-archives-deep-dive-isamu-noguchi-ruth-page-and-the-universe-of-chicago/

Olson will build on themes and research presented in her digital feature, ‘Flicker of an Eyelid: Isamu Noguchi, Ruth Page, and the Universe of Chicago,’ available on noguchi.org.

She is curator of an upcoming Newberry exhibition, ‘Chicago Avant-Garde: Five Women Ahead of Their Time’ (September 10–December 31, 2021), which will illuminate the lives and work of Ruth Page, Katharine Kuh, Gertrude Abercrombie, Katherine Dunham, and Gwendolyn Brooks.

Liesl Olson, Director of Chicago Studies at Newberry Library, will present a talk exploring the mutually inspiring relationship between Isamu Noguchi, dancer and choreographer Ruth Page, and their creative orbits in the city of Chicago in the early 1930s.

“Recognition has been a long time coming for this artist, and though her work has found its moment, one hopes that a mor...
05/22/2021
Koho Yamamoto: Under a Dark Moon

“Recognition has been a long time coming for this artist, and though her work has found its moment, one hopes that a more expansive presentation is not far away.” Read Amanda Millet-Sorsa’s review of ‘Koho Yamamoto: Under a Dark Moon’ in The Brooklyn Rail.

Thanks to everyone who came to see Koho Yamamoto’s first New York museum exhibition, now in its final weekend. The Noguchi Museum will release a publication commemorating ‘Koho Yamamoto: Under a Dark Moon’ in summer 2021.

At the age of 99, master calligrapher and sumi-e artist Koho Yamamoto is having her first museum show at the Noguchi Museum. Curated by Dakin Hart, 10 paintings are exhibited in an intimate gallery and reflect a humble selection from her life-long practice.

Great piece by author Tamiko Nimura on the work and life of artist Koho Yamamoto (b. 1922), for Discover Nikkei. Last ch...
05/13/2021
“Be Bold”: The Artistry of 99-Year Old Kibei Nisei Artist Koho Yamamoto

Great piece by author Tamiko Nimura on the work and life of artist Koho Yamamoto (b. 1922), for Discover Nikkei. Last chance to see ‘Koho Yamamoto: Under a Dark Moon’ at The Noguchi Museum, closing May 23.

Was I looking at a pile of charred kindling, a set of raven’s wings or feathers? “I’m interviewing this 99-year old Kibei Nisei artist, Koho Yamamoto,” I wrote on my social media page, with a link to her 2021 exhibit. “Anyone heard of her?” I’d been sent a p...

Christian Boltanski’s sound work ‘Animitas’ is filling the Noguchi Museum’s garden with a “music of lost souls” through ...
05/05/2021

Christian Boltanski’s sound work ‘Animitas’ is filling the Noguchi Museum’s garden with a “music of lost souls” through September 5. Boltanski’s extended video ‘Animitas, La Forêt des Murmures’ (2016), which documents a permanent version of the work on the island of Teshima in Japan, is on view in Area 4. Weaving together multiple instances of these gardens, and the souls they memorialize, Boltanski continues to extend the intimate, borderless, ephemeral network of loss and memory that constitutes his life’s work. noguchi.org/animitas

​The Noguchi Museum would like to thank Christian Boltanski and Marian Goodman Gallery for their assistance and support in realizing the exhibition.

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​Photo © Ashley Cho. Artworks © Christian Boltanski and © The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum / Artists Rights Society #ChristianBoltanski #Animitas #NoguchiMuseum #NoguchiGarden #IsamuNoguchi #イサムノグチ

Christian Boltanski’s sound work ‘Animitas’ is filling the Noguchi Museum’s garden with a “music of lost souls” through September 5. Boltanski’s extended video ‘Animitas, La Forêt des Murmures’ (2016), which documents a permanent version of the work on the island of Teshima in Japan, is on view in Area 4. Weaving together multiple instances of these gardens, and the souls they memorialize, Boltanski continues to extend the intimate, borderless, ephemeral network of loss and memory that constitutes his life’s work. noguchi.org/animitas

​The Noguchi Museum would like to thank Christian Boltanski and Marian Goodman Gallery for their assistance and support in realizing the exhibition.

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​Photo © Ashley Cho. Artworks © Christian Boltanski and © The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum / Artists Rights Society #ChristianBoltanski #Animitas #NoguchiMuseum #NoguchiGarden #IsamuNoguchi #イサムノグチ

05/04/2021

Our featured Dance Oral History for May is Isamu Noguchi - renowned Japanese American artist and sculptor who collaborated extensively with Martha Graham. Noguchi spoke with Tobi Tobias in 1979 about meeting Martha Graham; creating sets/sculptures for Graham’s prominent dance works including Chronicle, El Penitente, Frontier, Diversion of Angels, and Seraphic Dialogue; and his thoughts on the relationship between his dance-related work and his art as a whole.

Listen to Noguchi’s story here:
https://on.nypl.org/3xrR2R2

The JRDD has been conducting original, long-form interviews in the dance field since 1974. Learn more about the #danceoralhistoryproject here: https://www.nypl.org/oral-history-project-dance.

Isamu Noguchi in his studio, 1967. Photo by Martha Swope. Accessible anywhere via #NYPLDigitalCollections (image ID swope_202616).

#OralHistoryOfTheMonth #JeromeRobbinsDanceDivision #JRDD #DanceArchives #OralHistory #Dance #NYPL #Sculpture #Art #SetDesign
#AAPI #AsianAmericanAndPacificIslanderHeritageMonth
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From May 5 to September 5, 2021, Christian Boltanski’s ‘Animitas,’ a sound work consisting of 180 small bronze bells on ...
04/30/2021
Christian Boltanski, Animitas - The Noguchi Museum

From May 5 to September 5, 2021, Christian Boltanski’s ‘Animitas,’ a sound work consisting of 180 small bronze bells on steel stems, will fill the Noguchi Museum’s garden with a “music of lost souls.” Boltanski’s extended video ‘Animitas, La Forêt des Murmures’ (2016), which documents another, permanent version of the work on the island of Teshima in Japan, will also be on view. noguchi.org/animitas

From May to September 2021, Christian Boltanski’s Animitas, a sound work consisting of 180 small bronze bells on steel stems, will fill the Noguchi Museum’s garden. Boltanski’s extended video Animitas, La Forêt des Murmures (2016), which documents another, permanent version of the work on the...

Argus Quartet: noise/SILENCE
04/25/2021
Argus Quartet: noise/SILENCE

Argus Quartet: noise/SILENCE

5BMF, The Noguchi Museum, and Argus Quartet presentnoise/SILENCEDigital World Premiere April 25, 2021CLARA KIM › violinGIANCARLO LATTA › violinMAREN ROTHFRIT...

04/21/2021
Argus Quartet: noise/SILENCE (trailer)

Sunday, April 25, 7:30 pm ET, Five Boroughs Music Festival premieres ‘noise/SILENCE,’ a concert featuring and co-produced by Argus Quartet and filmed at The Noguchi Museum. The program includes works by John Cage, Rolf Wallin, Dorothy Rudd Moore, and Paul Wiancko, who joins the quartet as a guest performer for his piece, Vox Petra.

Join the live premiere on April 25, 7:30 pm ET at youtube.com/5ivebmf or stream through December 31, 2021 at 5BMF.org/events/noise-silence.

New on noguchi.org: Author Liesl Olson, Director of Chicago Studies at Newberry Library, explores the mutually inspiring...
03/30/2021
Flicker of an Eyelid: Isamu Noguchi, Ruth Page, and the Universe of Chicago - The Noguchi Museum

New on noguchi.org: Author Liesl Olson, Director of Chicago Studies at Newberry Library, explores the mutually inspiring relationship between Isamu Noguchi, dancer and choreographer Ruth Page, their creative orbits and the city of Chicago—a space and time of possibility for these artists in the 1930s.
https://www.noguchi.org/isamu-noguchi/digital-features/flicker-of-an-eyelid-isamu-noguchi-ruth-page-and-the-universe-of-chicago/

Author Liesl Olson explores the personal and artistic relationship between Isamu Noguchi, dancer and choreographer Ruth Page, and the city of Chicago.

Wednesday, March 31, 3 pm ET, Brett Littman, Director of The Noguchi Museum, joins artist Sam Moyer for a virtual conver...
03/30/2021

Wednesday, March 31, 3 pm ET, Brett Littman, Director of The Noguchi Museum, joins artist Sam Moyer for a virtual conversation about her current solo exhibition, ‘Tone’ at Sean Kelly Gallery. Free; register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7616147048823/WN__9PS8GOgSDC0Y-YvYBimUg


Image: Sam Moyer, Little Pitcher, 2020 (detail). Marble, acrylic on plaster-coated canvas mounted to MDF. 52 x 40 1/4 x 1 inches. Photo: JSP Art Photography / Courtesy Sean Kelly, New York. #SamMoyer

Wednesday, March 31, 3 pm ET, Brett Littman, Director of The Noguchi Museum, joins artist Sam Moyer for a virtual conversation about her current solo exhibition, ‘Tone’ at Sean Kelly Gallery. Free; register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7616147048823/WN__9PS8GOgSDC0Y-YvYBimUg


Image: Sam Moyer, Little Pitcher, 2020 (detail). Marble, acrylic on plaster-coated canvas mounted to MDF. 52 x 40 1/4 x 1 inches. Photo: JSP Art Photography / Courtesy Sean Kelly, New York. #SamMoyer

Wednesday, March 17, 1 pm ET, join us for a talk on ‘History Mexico’ (1936), Isamu Noguchi’s first realized public artwo...
03/16/2021
The Abelardo L. Rodriguez Market | Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945

Wednesday, March 17, 1 pm ET, join us for a talk on ‘History Mexico’ (1936), Isamu Noguchi’s first realized public artwork, led by Alex Ross, managing editor of the Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné. The presentation will reveal new research into this significant period of Noguchi’s career, when his own artistic interests found dramatic expression through the themes of the Mexican muralist movement. Free; register at https://www.noguchi.org/museum/calendar/event/2021-03-17-1300-archives-deep-dive-isamu-noguchis-history-mexico/.


Video: Virtual tour of artworks in the Abelardo L. Rodríguez Market, Mexico City. Created by Whitney Museum of American Art for the exhibition ‘Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945’
https://youtu.be/Gg9Pjw-zKkA

Journey through the halls of Mexico City's vibrant Abelardo L. Rodriguez Market and get up close to murals produced by a group of ten American and Mexican ar...

New on noguchi.org: In 1986, Isamu Noguchi represented the United States at the Venice Biennale, the first time the U.S....
03/05/2021
Representing America: Isamu Noguchi at the 1986 Venice Biennale - The Noguchi Museum

New on noguchi.org: In 1986, Isamu Noguchi represented the United States at the Venice Biennale, the first time the U.S. Pavilion had been devoted to a single artist. Writer and curator Glenn Adamson explores in detail Noguchi’s widely misunderstood presentation ‘What is Sculpture?’ and its relevance 35 years later.

https://www.noguchi.org/isamu-noguchi/digital-features/representing-america-isamu-noguchi-at-the-1986-venice-biennale/

Glenn Adamson explores Isamu Noguchi’s presentation ‘What Is Sculpture?’ at the 1986 Venice Biennale, which was the first time that the U.S. Pavilion was dedicated to a single artist.

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Founded in 1985 by Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988), one of the leading sculptors and designers of the twentieth century, The Noguchi Museum was the first museum in America to be founded, designed, and installed by a living artist to show their own work. Widely viewed as among the artist’s greatest achievements, the Museum features an indoor/outdoor sculpture garden and two floors of exhibition space in a converted factory building. Since its founding, it has served as an international hub for Noguchi research and appreciation. In addition to housing the artist’s archives and the catalogue raisonné of his work, the Museum exhibits a comprehensive selection of sculpture, models for public projects and gardens, dance sets, and his Akari lanterns. Provocative, frequently-changing installations drawn from the permanent collection, together with diverse special exhibitions, offer a rich, contextualized view of Noguchi’s art and illuminate his enduring influence as a category-defying, multicultural, cross-disciplinary innovator. The Noguchi Museum is located at 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City, New York. It is open Wednesday–Friday, 10 am–5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11 am– 6 pm. General admission is $10; $5 for senior citizens and students with a valid ID. New York City public school students, children under 12, and Museum members are admitted free of charge. Admission is free on the first Friday of every month. Public tours in English are available daily at 2 pm, and in Japanese on the first Friday and second Sunday of every month. 718-204-7088 or www.noguchi.org @NoguchiMuseum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Snapchat

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