Public Programs




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Daily Tours

Free Gallery Talks take place Wednesday through Sunday at 2:00pm and are open to all individual visitors. Reservations are not required. On the first Friday and second Sunday of every month, gallery talks are also available in Japanese.

Free First Fridays

The Noguchi Museum is free the first Friday of every month. During the summer months (May – September) the Museum has extended hours and special programming.

All programs are free with Museum admission. For more information, please email Programs are subject to change; please check back for updated information. Click here to view our public programs archives, and here to view videos of some of our past events.

Upcoming Public Programs

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

On the first Friday of every month, the Museum offers visitors free admission and tours in English and Japanese at 2:00pm. From May through September, Free First Fridays also feature extended hours from 5:00 to 8:00pm with additional, special programming and a cash bar with wine and beer. At 7:00pm, visitors are invited to engage with the Museum’s collection through ...

Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

Beginning in May 2015, the thirtieth anniversary of its opening, The Noguchi Museum celebrates three decades as one of New York’s most beloved cultural institutions, with a diversity of programming that illuminates the arc of Isamu Noguchi’s career and his ongoing impact on art and design. Over the summer, this programming will include the Museum’s annual series of Community...

Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

For the fifth year in a row, The Noguchi Museum partners with Bang on a Can to present an innovative performance series held in the Museum.


Bang on a Can All-Stars’ cellist Ashley Bathgate plays the heartfelt, hypnotic, hour-long work Stories for Ocean Shells by Australian...