Free gallery talks take place at 2:00pm, Wednesday through Sunday, and are open to all individual visitors. In keeping with Noguchi's interest in the visitor's personal experience of the Museum, participants will be encouraged to share their observations and interpretations throughout the course of the tour. On the first Friday and second Sunday of every month, gallery talks are also available in Japanese.
The Museum offers guided interactive tours for groups of all ages and abilities. Tours are conducted by Museum Educators and explore select works in the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions while introducing the life and vision of Isamu Noguchi. In keeping with Noguchi’s interest in the visitor’s personal experience of the Museum, groups will be encouraged to share their observations and interpretations throughout the course of the tour. Tours last approximately one hour and are available in English and Japanese. A minimum of 10 people and maximum of 45 people is required to comprise a group. For further information on Japanese Language Tours or visits for groups with special needs, see below. To schedule a visit, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718.204.7088, extension 203.
Japanese Language Tours
Japanese language tours are conducted by Museum Educators and offer visitors of all ages an intimate look at the Museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Tours are available Wednesday through Sunday, year-round and reservations are required. For further information, please email email@example.com or call 718.204.7088, extension 203.
Tours for Visitors with Special Needs
The Noguchi Museum is committed to enabling all visitors to experience the art and environment created by Isamu Noguchi. Guided tours and art workshops, which are carefully designed to meet the needs of particular groups are available for groups of all ages free of charge. Planned in conjunction with the visiting group's coordinator, these programs provide appropriate and accessible entry points into Noguchi’s art work using visual, verbal and tactile demonstrations and encourage participants to engage in meaningful dialogues within the Museum space.
To learn more about programs for visitors with special needs, or to book a tour, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-204-7088, extension 203.
Additional Programs and Services
Visitors Who are Blind or Partially Sighted
The Noguchi Museum is pleased to be able to offer free guided Touch Tours of select works from the permanent collection for individuals and groups by appointment. These tours include explorations of original works of art, verbal description and tactile diagrams. Please note at least three weeks advance notice is required to schedule a Touch Tour.
Visitors Who Are Hard of Hearing or Deaf
FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all group tours upon request. Sign language interpretation for all programs is available with 4 weeks advance notice. These services are free.