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Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can Music Series: Trina Basu, Arun Ramamurthy, and Rich Stein
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 group performs original compositions and arrangements that explore the beauty found at the intersections of their musical paths. The intuitive nature of two violinists allows for moments of unbridled spontaneity and intimate connection. Their sound has been described as raga-infused, gritty and graceful, folky and experimental.

 

Closing out the 2017 season of performances co-presented with Bang on a Can, this concert will be held in the Museum's outdoor sculpture garden. In case of inclement weather, it will move inside to the galleries.

 

Free with Museum admission. Seating is available on garden benches and floor mats on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

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Garden Dialogues: Ken Smith | The Cultural Landscape Foundation
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, from site planning to material choices and spatial arrangement. He will also contextualize Noguchi's design vocabulary with 20th century landscape architecture and its impact on contemporary practice.

 

This event is organized by The Cultural Landscape Foundation. Tickets are tax deductible and proceeds benefit The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s educational programs.

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Photo: Nicholas Knight.

Community Day with Special Guest: Artist Lynne Yamamoto
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

Families with children ages 2 through 11 are invited to join us for a free Open Studio session, Printmaking. After investigating textures found in nature and Noguchi's sculptures, participants have the rare opportunity to use special gloves and touch a Noguchi sculpture with the assistance of an educator. Afterwards, families will experiment with their own combinations of textures using styrofoam plates and a printmaking process in the studio.

 

2 pm: Gallery Tour with Special Guest:
Artist Lynne Yamamoto

Join Lynne Yamamoto for a tour of Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center. Yamamoto is an artist whose work is concerned with memory and place. She engages narratives of ordinary people, that open out to have larger implications historically and geographically. Significant projects have dealt with the experiences of diasporic Japanese in Hawai'i, with a particular focus on the lingering impact of the World War II years.

 

4 pm: Center of Attention

Participate in an extended conversation around Isamu Noguchi’s Yellow Landscape (1943), featured in the exhibition Self-Interned, 1942 (on view through January 21, 2018).

 

Photo: Katherine Abbott.

Free First Friday, Extended Summer Hours
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 at 2 pm. (Please note, today's tour will be offered in English only.)

             

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 informal public tour of highlights of the Museum’s collection and current exhibitions.

 

Photo: Nicholas Knight.

Members & Friends: Gimlets in the Garden
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, Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center and Solid Doubts: Robert Stadler at The Noguchi Museum.

 

For more information, email membership@noguchi.org.

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Photo: Sara Luckey.

Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can Music Series: Alsarah & the Nubatones
Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Sudanese-born singer, songwriter, and ethnomusicologist, Alsarah, along with her sister Nahid on backing vocals, formed the Brooklyn-based quintet Alsarah and the Nubatones in 2010. Also including bassist Mawuena Kodjovi, oudist Brandon Terzic, and percussionist Rami El-Aasser, the group takes audiences on a musical journey through diaspora and migration from an urban perspective. Their self-coined “East African Retropop” sound combines original material with traditional music of central Sudan, inspired by their collective love for Nubian music and a genuine belief that soul transcends all cultural and linguistic barriers. alsarah.com

 

Presented in partnership with Bang on a Can, this innovative performance series is held in the Museum's outdoor sculpture garden. In case of rain or artist's preference, concerts take place in the galleries.

 

Performances are free with Museum admission, and seating is available on garden benches and floor mats on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

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Community Day with Special Guests: NY Day of Remembrance Committee
Sunday, August 6, 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 hands-on art making project. This Open Studio session’s theme is Light and Dark.

 

2 pm: Gallery Tours

Join Tsuya Yee and Mike Ishii from the New York Day of Remembrance Committee for a tour of the exhibition Self-Interned, 1942. The group is committed to protecting civil liberties, and promoting educational and healing efforts related to the incarceration of Japanese Americans.

 

4 pm: Center of Attention

Participate in a conversation around Robert Stadler’s Pools and Pouf! (2004), featured in the exhibition Solid Doubts (on view through September 3, 2017).

 

Photo: Katherine Abbott.

Free First Friday - Extended Summer Hours
Friday, August 4, 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 hours continue 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 informal public tour of highlights of the Museum’s collection.

 

7 pm: Center of Attention

Participate in an extended conversation around Robert Stadler’s Pools and Pouf! (2004), as featured in the exhibition Solid Doubts (on view through September 3, 2017).

 

Photo: Nicholas Knight.

Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can Music Series: Yuka C. Honda & Susie Ibarra
Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Yuka C. Honda is a Japanese composer, musician and producer residing in New York City. She is best known for the band Cibo Matto, which she co-founded with Miho Hatori in 1994. Her recent project Revert to Sea, inspired by one of Honda’s favorite books, “Coin Locker Babies,” written by the Japanese writer Ryu Murakami in the 1980s, is a new work in collaboration with Nels Cline (Wilco), Alex Cline, and Zeena Parkins where the musicians showcase the entire spectrum of sound. Susie Ibarra is known for her innovative style and cultural dialogue as a composer, improviser, percussionist and humanitarian. She is interested in the intersection of tradition and avant-garde and how this informs and inspires interdisciplinary art, education and public service. Ibarra creates live and immersive music that explores rhythm, Indigenous practices, and interaction with the natural world.

 

Presented in partnership with Bang on a Can, this innovative performance series is held in the Museum's outdoor sculpture garden. In case of rain or artist's preference, concerts take place in the galleries.

 

Performances are free with Museum admission, and seating is available on garden benches and floor mats on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

View more events in this series

Free First Friday - Extended Summer Hours
Friday, July 7, 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 continue 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 informal public tour of highlights of the Museum’s collection.

 

7 pm: Center of Attention

Participate in an extended conversation around Isamu Noguchi’s Mother and Child (1944–45), as featured in the exhibition Self-Interned, 1942 (on view through January 7, 2018).

 

Photo: Taylor Brown.