Noguchi + Pratt: An Exhibition

Noguchi + Pratt: An Exhibition

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - Sunday, June 28, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 12:00am - Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 12:00am

In spring of 2015, graduate interior design students from Pratt Institute were challenged to draw inspiration from Isamu Noguchi's work.

The students researched Noguchi's history, studied select objects included in the Museum's Highlights from the Collection: Iconic Display exhibition, and applied their knowledge to design a hypothetical annex for the Museum in the Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO.

Editing Area 5: A Re-installation and Progressive De-installation of Noguchi's Bronze Gallery

Editing Area 5: A Re-installation and Progressive De-installation of Noguchi's Bronze Gallery

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - Sunday, September 20, 2015
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 12:00am - Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 12:00am

Before it became the Video Room (and then reverted back to a changing gallery in 2013), Area 5 was a gallery featuring 1960s-era bronzes. This summer it will be installed as close as possible to its original state--before the elevator went in, when the space was longer, had two additional doorways and was more open to Area 3. The exhibition will open with nine objects installed.

Artists at Noguchi: Maria Blaisse's Breathing Sphere

Artists at Noguchi: Maria Blaisse's Breathing Sphere

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - Sunday, January 4, 2015
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 12:00am - Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 12:00am

For a month this winter, The Noguchi Museum presents Maria Blaisse's Arduino (Breathing Sphere), a computer-controlled, motorized sphere of woven bamboo. The installation creates a spatial and formal dialogue both with Noguchi’s work and with two more of Blaisse’s woven bamboo structures, which are being presented by slowLab at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery.

Highlights from the Collection: Iconic Display

Highlights from the Collection: Iconic Display

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - Sunday, September 13, 2015
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 12:00am - Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 12:00am

*Please note that this exhibition will not be on view between Wednesday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

As part of its ongoing series of installations from the collection, the Museum presents Iconic Display.

Noguchi as Photographer: The Jantar Mantars of Northern India

Noguchi as Photographer: The Jantar Mantars of Northern India

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 12:00am - Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 12:00am

As part of his extended tour to investigate people's daily interaction with civic spaces and sacred sites throughout Europe, Asia, and the Far East, Isamu Noguchi first traveled to Northern India in 1949. Camera in hand, Noguchi discovered the eighteenth-century astronomical observatories in Delhi and Jaipur. Known as Jantar Mantar (translating loosely to "instruments and formulae"), these open-air campuses were comprised of astronomical instruments built on a grand architectural scale.

Isamu Noguchi, Patent Holder: Designing the World of Tomorrow

Isamu Noguchi, Patent Holder: Designing the World of Tomorrow

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - Sunday, January 4, 2015
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 12:00am - Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 12:00am

The proverb "necessity is the mother of invention" comes to mind with regard to Isamu Noguchi's involvement in industrial design beginning in the 1930s. Noguchi's efforts as a designer--he even started a business called Time Design offering a dizzying array of services--were motivated by many factors. His friend, "design scientist" R. Buckminster Fuller, brought an irresistible, missionary zeal to engineering and collaboration with American industry.

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