Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can Music Series

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Argus String Quartet & Friends, performing as part of the 2016 series, September, 11, 2016. Photo: Don Stahl.


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Presented in partnership with Bang on a Can, this innovative performance series is held in the Museum's outdoor sculpture garden. In case of rain or artist's preference, concerts take place in the galleries. Performances are free with Museum admission, and seating is available on garden benches and floor mats on a first-come, first-served basis.

Summer 2018 Programs

The 2018 series is inspired in part by the exhibition Akari: Sculpture by Other Means (on view through January 27, 2019), featuring Isamu Noguchi’s electrified paper, bamboo, and metal Akari light sculptures. Echoing the process behind Noguchi’s lanterns, with their blending of ancient craft and modern technology, the artists featured in this summer’s concerts find innovation by bringing together classic and contemporary music traditions; Japanese music, American music, classical, folk, acoustic, and electric.

Sunday, June 10, 3 pm: Erik Friedlander’s Black Phebe Trio

Sunday, July 8, 3 pm: Elena Moon Park and Friends

Sunday, August 12, 3 pm: String Noise

Sunday, September 9, 3 pm: Yumi Kurosawa