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

Highlights from the Collection

Highlights from the Collection

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - Sunday, September 18, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 12:00am - Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 12:00am

Complimenting the Noguchi Museum's permanently installed lower levels, selections from the Museum's Collections, including examples of Noguchi's steel sculptures and a number of collaborative stage sets, are now on view in the upstairs galleries.

Highlights from the Collection

Highlights from the Collection

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - Sunday, April 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 12:00am - Sunday, April 24, 2011 - 12:00am

Complimenting the Museum’s permanently installed lower levels, selections from the Museum’s Permanent Collection are now on view in the upstairs galleries.  Artworks featured include select Paris Abstractions, interlocking sculptures, Peking Brush Drawings, and cast bronzes.

Tracks: Animal Drawings from Noguchi's Travels

Tracks: Animal Drawings from Noguchi's Travels

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - Sunday, September 18, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 12:00am - Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 12:00am

Despite an enduring reputation as an artist interested in abstraction and spatial concerns, Noguchi avidly explored figuration and it informed much of his work.   During his travels from the 1920s through the 1950s, Noguchi's many drawings serve as a record of his daily life abroad, and his sketchbook renderings of animals form a particularly rich area of focus.

On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and his Contemporaries, 1922-1960

On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and his Contemporaries, 1922-1960

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - Sunday, April 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 12:00am - Sunday, April 24, 2011 - 12:00am

Organized by independent curator Amy Wolf, this exhibition presents a comprehensive survey of Isamu Noguchi’s most important artistic relationships with influential figures in art, dance, architecture and design. These friendships and collaborations include: Arshile Gorky, Alexander Calder, Constantin Brancusi, Berenice Abbott, Frida Kahlo, Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, Louis Kahn, and many others.

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