Noguchi Talks | Conservation Case Studies

Noguchi Talks | Conservation Case Studies

Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 3:00pm
Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

In conversation with The Noguchi Museum’s curators, collection manager, and researchers, Leslie Gat, Principle Objects Conservator of Art Conservation Group, will present a combination of pending, in progress, and recently completed conservation and reconstruction projects.

 

 

Objects will be present for the discussion including:

 
Portrait bust of Molly Boocock Leavitt, 1936

Two maquettes for
Monument to Heroes, 1943, 1978 (unexecuted)

Building an Exhibition: Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi: Beijing 1930

Building an Exhibition: Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi: Beijing 1930

Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 3:00pm
Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Former Assistant Director of The Noguchi Museum from 1985 to 1990, Alexandra Snyder May was introduced to the work of Isamu Noguchi through her grandfather, R. Buckminster Fuller. Her appreciation for Noguchi's Peking Scroll Drawings formed early with the memory of a Noguchi scroll hanging in her grandparent's geodesic dome-home in Carbondale, Illinois. She has been an important curatorial consultant throughout the exhibition's planning process. 

Amy Lyford | Culture, Collaboration, and Identity: Noguchi in the 1930's and 40s

Amy Lyford | Culture, Collaboration, and Identity: Noguchi in the 1930's and 40s

Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 3:00pm
Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Building on themes developed in her new book, Isamu Noguchi's Modernism: Negotiating Race, Labor, and Nation, 1930-1950, Lyford will explore the complex interplay of community and identity in Noguchi's work of the 1930s and 40s. Although it is not always immediately apparent in the full range of his diverse artistic activity, Noguchi was always cognizant of, and deeply committed to, understanding and fostering art's social relevance. 

Dr. Joellen Meglin | Skyscrapers, Sacks, and Sticks: Ruth Page’s Experiments with Abstraction in the Early 1930s

Dr. Joellen Meglin | Skyscrapers, Sacks, and Sticks: Ruth Page’s Experiments with Abstraction in the Early 1930s

Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 3:00pm
Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

In "Skyscrapers, Sacks, and Sticks: Ruth Page's Experiments with Abstraction in the early 1930s," Joellen Meglin will discuss Page's collaborations with Noguchi and other visual artists/designers in choreographies that explored the dynamic/functional architecture of the body as it moved in space, amplified by portable sculptures, sculpted fabric, extensional props, and multifaceted masks.

Paul French | Peking 1930 – Isamu Noguchi and his Encounter with China’s Cultural Capital and Avant Garde Milieu

Paul French | Peking 1930 – Isamu Noguchi and his Encounter with China’s Cultural Capital and Avant Garde Milieu

Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 3:00pm
Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

When Isamu Noguchi arrived in Peking for the first time in June 1930 he declared "Peking is like Paris." In China Noguchi was continuing his journey to being a World Citizen and influential Modernist artist. Previously, in New York, Paris and London, Noguchi had learned to appreciate "the value of the moment," but also became interested in Asian art forms and styles. As a committed Modernist he explicitly rejected the ideology of Realism and in doing so he sought to make use of the artistic styles of ancient traditions.

Music in the Garden Featuring Mantra Percussion

Music in the Garden Featuring Mantra Percussion

Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 3:00pm
Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Noguchi Museum, in collaboration with Bang on a Can/Cantaloupe Music, hosts a series of innovative music every second Sunday in the summer. With its unparalleled musical sensibility, Bang on a Can is one of the world's best recognized and most powerful ambassador's of contemporary music.

 

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