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Artists at Noguchi | Musical Performance: Sounds of Akari
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Featuring Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti, Ashley Jackson, and Alice Teyssier

 

In celebration of the exhibition Akari: Sculpture by Other Means, The Noguchi Museum presents Sounds of Akari, a musical performance by violist Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti, harpist Ashley Jackson, and flutist Alice Teyssier in a program featuring an original composition by Lanzilotti and works by Claude Debussy, Andrew Norman, and Toru Takemitsu.

 

Inspired by the poetic, ephemeral nature of Isamu Noguchi’s Akari, Lanzilotti incorporates sounds of Akari themselves into her work for flute, viola, and harp. Recordings of tapping, opening and closing, and rubbing the washi paper, bamboo, and wire of the lanterns evoke the feeling of being inside the light sculptures. Additionally, the three instrumental parts of the composition draw subtly from the other pieces on the program, incorporating works of the past as Noguchi was inspired by the transformation of traditional paper lanterns into modern lights.

 

Following the premiere of Lanzilotti’s work, the program will continue with three other works that evoke the fragility and lightness of Akari. Itinerant was written by Takemitsu in memory of Noguchi shortly after his death. The work changes moods frequently to reflect the transient nature of Noguchi’s life. Norman’s Sabina recalls sunrise in the Church of Santa Sabina, in Rome, Italy, drawing a comparison to the way that Akari makes light soft and beautiful by filtering it through washi paper. Finally, Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp moves through moments of lightness and joy and fragile sound as timbres of these three instruments combine.

 

RSVP recommended: publicprograms@noguchi.org

 

This program is free and coincides with Free First Friday, with free admission offered throughout the day.

Free First Friday
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Museum admission is free all day on the first Friday of every month. Tours of collection highlights and special exhibitions are offered at 2 pm, in English and Japanese.

 

Isamu Noguchi, Uruguayan, 1973. Granite.

Members: Breakfast Reception & Tour of ‘Akari’ and ‘Akari Unfolded’
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Noguchi Museum members are invited to a breakfast reception and private curator-led tour of the newly-opened special exhibitions Akari: Sculpture by Other Means and Akari Unfolded: A Collection by YMER&MALTA, on view February 28, 2018– January 27, 2019.

 

Breakfast reception at 10 am; tour begins at 10:30 am.

 

To RSVP or become a member and join us at this event, contact Patrick McIntyre: membership@noguchi.org or 718.204.7088 ext 238.

 

To receive free admission year-round, invitations to exhibition opening receptions, discounts on Akari light sculptures, and many other benefits, become a member or renew your membership here

 

Akari PL2, designed c.1973, and Akari 1A, designed c. 1952. ©The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS).

Noguchi Talks | Dakin Hart: The Sculpture of Gonzalo Fonseca
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Dakin Hart, the Museum’s Senior Curator, will lead a tour of The Sculpture of Gonzalo Fonseca (on view through March 11, 2018). Admission is free all day on March 2 as part of Free First Friday; advance registration is not required.

 

Gonzalo Fonseca, Pendulum Ship, 1985. Bronze and gold. Courtesy of the Estate of Gonzalo Fonseca. Photo: EPW Studio/Maris Hutchinson.

Free First Friday
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

On the first Friday of every month year-round, Museum admission is free all day. Extended First Friday evening hours begin in May.

 

Tours of the Museum and highlights of its collection and special exhibitions are offered at 2 pm, in English and Japanese.

 

Installation view, The Sculpture of Gonzalo Fonseca, on view through March 11, 2018. Photo: Nicholas Knight.

Members & Friends: Opening Reception for ‘Akari’ and ‘Akari Unfolded’
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Noguchi Museum members and supporters are invited to a private preview and reception in celebration of Akari: Sculpture by Other Means and Akari Unfolded: A Collection by YMER&MALTA, on view February 28, 2018– January 27, 2019.

 

RSVP is required by February 20: rsvp@noguchi.org

 

This event is for current members and invited guests only. To join us at member events, enjoy year-round free admission, and many other benefits, become a member or renew your membership here

 

Isamu Noguchi, Akari PL2, designed c.1973, and Akari 1A, designed c. 1952. ©The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS).

Noguchi Talks | Dakin Hart: The Sculpture of Gonzalo Fonseca
Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Dakin Hart, the Museum’s Senior Curator, will lead a tour of The Sculpture of Gonzalo Fonseca (on view through March 11, 2018). Free with Museum admission; advance registration is not required.

 

Gonzalo Fonseca, Pendulum Ship, 1985. Bronze and gold. Courtesy of the Estate of Gonzalo Fonseca. Photo: EPW Studio/Maris Hutchinson.

Free First Friday
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

On the first Friday of every month year-round, Museum admission is free all day. Extended First Friday evening hours begin in May.

 

Tours of the Museum and highlights of its collection and special exhibitions are offered at 2 pm, in English and Japanese.

 

Installation view, The Sculpture of Gonzalo Fonseca, on view through March 11, 2018. Photo: Nicholas Knight.

Free First Friday
Friday, January 5, 2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

On the first Friday of every month year-round, Museum admission is free all day. Extended First Friday evening hours begin in May.

 

Tours of the Museum and highlights of its collection and special exhibitions are offered at 2 pm, in English and Japanese.

Free First Friday
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Admission is free all day on the first Friday of every month. Tours are available in English and Japanese at 2 pm.

 

The Sculpture of Gonzalo Fonseca, on view through March 11, 2018. Photo: Nicholas Knight.