From Documents to Pictures: The Making of a Children's Book

From Documents to Pictures: The Making of a Children's Book

Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 3:00pm
Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 3:00pm

Ballet for Martha: Making of Appalachian Spring tells the story of the collaboration among Isamu Noguchi, composer Aaron Copeland, and choreographer/dancer Martha Graham to create the iconic ballet Appalachian Spring. In this special program—intended for adults—co-author (with Jan Greenberg) Sandra Jordan, editor Neal Porter, and illustrator Brian Floca will introduce their acclaimed book and discuss their own collaborative effort to make Noguchi's, Graham's, and Copland's art accessible to a young audience.

In Consideration of Becoming an Artist

In Consideration of Becoming an Artist

Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 6:30pm
Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 3:30pm

The exhibition, On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and His Contemporaries, 1922-1960 brings together primary source material in multiple formats. In a panel discussion moderated by independent curator and writer, Patterson Sims, panelists John Smith, Barbara Haskell and Joan Washburn will address the issues of research and the vital yet complex role that archives play in the development of an exhibition. The broader role of friendships and interconnected relationships, especially at the beginning of an artist’s career, will also be explored.

The Geology of Sculpture

The Geology of Sculpture

Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 5:00pm
Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 3:00pm

Geologist Sidney Horenstein will lead a tour of the Museum considering the artwork through an unusual lens: the basalt, obsidian, granite, marble, and other stones that serve as the medium of so much of Noguchi’s work. Sidney Horenstein is Environmental Educator Emeritus at American Museum of Natural History, and leads occasional geologic tours of areas of New York City, including Long Island City.

Tristan Perich

Tristan Perich

Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 5:00pm
Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 3:00pm

New York-based Tristan Perich is inspired by the aesthetics of mathematics and physics, and works with simple forms and complex systems. Mr. Perich’s works have been performed internationally by ensembles including Bang on a Can, Calder Quartet, and Meehan/Perkins, at such diverse venues as the MoMA P.S.1, Merkin Hall, and Joe’s Pub in New York City; Los Angeles’ Zipper Hall; and Lentos, in Austria, among others.

East and West: Between Past and Future

East and West: Between Past and Future

Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 5:00pm
Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 3:00pm

The writer, art critic, and Brooklyn Rail publisher Phong Bui will moderate this panel discussion focusing on the context and form of Asian American art in the 21st century. Art critic Robert C. Morgan and artists Tomie Arai and Yun-Fei Ji will serve as panelists, providing unique perspectives on the future of Asian American art to which Noguchi’s legacy is a part.

Taylor Brown

Taylor Brown

Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 5:00pm
Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 3:00pm

Taylor Brown, whose grandfather was a prize-winning country fiddle player and whose father played the guitar, began making up songs on a plastic guitar at the age of three. In 2006, he earned a degree in classical guitar performance from Vassar College, while also touring with folk musician Kate Taylor. Mr. Brown has performed across the country with Ms. Taylor and as a solo artist, and has appeared with Carly Simon, Dar Williams, Felicia Collins, Levon Helm, and Tom Rush, among others. His first solo album, "What Lies," was released in fall 2006. Mr.

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