Noguchi proposes projects to the government's Public Works of Art Project but is turned down.

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Noguchi proposes projects to the government's Public Works of Art Project but is turned down.

Year: 
Tue, 06/05/1934
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1934

Noguchi presents his model for Play Mountain to New York City Parks Commissioner Robert Moses (1888-1981), but Moses rejects the plan.

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Noguchi presents his model for Play Mountain to New York City Parks Commissioner Robert Moses (1888-1981), but Moses rejects the plan.

Year: 
Mon, 01/01/1934
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1934
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Play Mountain
1933
Plaster model
(Unrealized)

Noguchi works on models for his earliest large-scale projects, including Monument to the Plow, Play Mountain, and Monument to Ben Franklin.

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Noguchi works on models for his earliest large-scale projects, including Monument to the Plow, Play Mountain, and Monument to Ben Franklin.

Year: 
Sun, 01/01/1933
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Model for Monument to Ben Franklin
1933
Aluminum, wood

Noguchi's mother, Leonie Gilmour, dies in New York.

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Noguchi's mother, Leonie Gilmour, dies in New York.

Year: 
Fri, 12/01/1933
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Leonie Gilmour (Mother)
1932
Terracotta with wood base

 

Noguchi establishes a studio in a storefront space at 446 East 76th Street in New York City. He designs costumes for Ruth Page's (1899-1991) dance, The Expanding Universe.

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Noguchi establishes a studio in a storefront space at 446 East 76th Street in New York City. He designs costumes for Ruth Page's (1899-1991) dance, The Expanding Universe.

Year: 
Mon, 03/21/1932 - Tue, 06/21/1932
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Costume for Ruth Page's The Expanding Universe
1932
Wool jersey

Noguchi working on a portrait of Mary Poore

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Noguchi working on a portrait of Mary Poore

Year: 
Fri, 01/01/1932
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Noguchi working on a portrait of Mary Poore

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