Highlights from the Collection: Recent Acquisitions

Highlights from the Collection: Recent Acquisitions

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - Sunday, September 1, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 12:00am - Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 12:00am

These pieces come from two major Japanese collections. Highlighted by the stunning "Love of Two Boards" is a major gift of works from Noguchi's friend and collaborator, Tsutomu Hiroi, a famous kite-maker who helped Noguchi develop his Akari light sculptures. The other group comes from the family of an assistant of Noguchi's and features a small centipede which relates to his "Even the Centipede," the great masterpiece of his work in clay, now in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art. 

Highlights from the Collection: Reworked

Highlights from the Collection: Reworked

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - Sunday, February 9, 2014
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 12:00am - Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 12:00am

This summer's installation of highlights from the collection is organized around four instances in which Noguchi returned to an earlier body of work to rethink, redevelop, reproduce or restore it. The first example includes two groups of objects Noguchi made inspired by Constantin Brancusi in the 1930s, following his apprenticeship in Brancusi's studio, when he was still very much under the Romanian's influence and two decades later, in homage to his mentor, following Brancusi's death in 1957. 

Hammer, Chisel, Drill: Noguchi's Studio Practice

Hammer, Chisel, Drill: Noguchi's Studio Practice

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - Sunday, May 12, 2013
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 12:00am - Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 12:00am

 

Highlights from the Collection

Highlights from the Collection

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - Sunday, September 9, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 12:00am - Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 12:00am

A newly-selected installment of the ongoing Highlights from the Collection series opens in June. This exhibition will feature key works from the Museum’s collection, including sculptures in stone, a selection documenting Noguchi’s experimentation with stainless steel and aluminum sculptures from the 1950s, as well as rarely shown pieces from the early 1940s incorporating string and wood elements.

Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City

Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - Sunday, April 22, 2012
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 12:00am - Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 12:00am

Home to The Noguchi Museum and Socrates Sculpture Park, the Queens community where northern Long Island City and Astoria converge is a textured, mixed industrial and residential community.  A resident since 1960, Isamu Noguchi was joined in the neighborhood by fellow artist and sculptor Mark di Suvero ten years later.  Throughout his career, Isamu Noguchi collaborated with many architects, designers and civic thinkers on various public projects and in 1985, realized his vision of a single artist museum in Long Island City.

Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City

Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - Sunday, April 22, 2012
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