Public Programs



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Daily Tours

Free educator–led gallery talks take place every Wednesday through Sunday at 2 pm, 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.

Hands-On at Noguchi Stonecarving Workshop

Hands-On at Noguchi

Hands-On workshops for adults (18 and older) encourage participants to explore their own creativity with materials and processes, while actively making connections between works on view in the Museum's galleries. Previous experience is not necessary. Space is limited and advance registration is required. To learn more or register, email or call 718.204.7088, extension 203.

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More Upcoming Public Programs

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Members and friends are invited to join us in the garden for cocktails by our Queens neighbors Astoria Distilling Company and Haber’s Tonic Co., and curator-led tours of our current exhibitions, ...

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

On the first Friday of every month year-round, the Museum offers visitors free admission and tours in English and Japanese at 2 pm.


Extended Summer First Friday hours culminate this month, with a cash bar and drinks in the garden in the evening. (Refreshments are free for Museum members.)


2 pm: Gallery Tours

Join us for an...

Sunday, September 3, 2017 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

The Noguchi Museum celebrates its neighbors by offering this annual series of Community Days on first Sundays through the summer. Admission is free all day, with special programming and activities.


11 am–2 pm: Open Studio

Open Studio is a drop-in program for families with children between the ages of 2-11 that includes gallery activities and a...

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Innovative landscape architect Ken Smith, designer of MoMA’s rooftop garden, will offer his distinct and usually entertaining insights on Isamu Noguchi in this one-time-only Garden Dialogue at The Noguchi Museum with Curator of Research, Matthew Kirsch.


Smith will examine the artistry and practicality of Noguchi's landscape design,...

Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Violinists Trina Basu and Arun Ramamurthy join forces with percussionist Rich Stein to create music that stretches across continents, bringing new perspectives to time honored traditions. Drawing from Carnatic and Western classical music, jazz, folk and contemporary improvisation, the duo performs original compositions and arrangements that explore the beauty found at the intersections of...