EXHIBITION EXAMINES NOGUCHI’S TIES TO KEY FIGURES IN MODERN ART, THEATER, DESIGN, AND ARCHITECTURE
On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and His Contemporaries, 1922–1960 provides intimate insight into artist’s life and work and fresh view of twentieth-century art world
This fall, The Noguchi Museum marks its twenty-fifth anniversary with an important exhibition that explores the relationship between Isamu Noguchi (1904–88) and some forty figures from the worlds of art, architecture, design, and theater. On view from November 17, 2010, through April 24, 2011, On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and His Contemporaries, 1922–1960 will integrate artworks and documentary materials to examine Noguchi’s relationships with figures such as artists Constantin Brancusi, Alexander Calder, Stuart Davis, Arshile Gorky, and Frida Kahlo; designer and inventor Buckminster Fuller; architects including Gordon Bunshaft, Louis Kahn, and Richard Neutra; and dancers and choreographers Martha Graham, Erick Hawkins, and Merce Cunningham, among many others both famous and less well-known. In so doing, it will provide a singular portrait of the art world at critical points during the twentieth century.