Public Programs Archive

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View our archive of past public programs.

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Tristan Perich
Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 3:00pm

New York-based Tristan Perich is inspired by the aesthetics of mathematics and physics, and works with simple forms and complex systems. Mr. Perich’s works have been performed internationally by ensembles including Bang on a Can, Calder Quartet, and Meehan/Perkins, at such diverse venues as the MoMA P.S.1, Merkin Hall, and Joe’s Pub in New York City; Los Angeles’ Zipper Hall; and Lentos, in Austria, among others. He has received commissions from Bang on a Can, Dither Quartet, Yarn/Wire and Transit New Music. In 2004, Mr. Perich began work on 1-bit music in order to experiment with the foundations of electronic sound. This culminated in a physical “album,” which is a music-generating circuit packaged inside a standard CD jewel case. For his experimentations with 1-bit electronic music, Perich received the Prix Ars Electronica in 2009. In 2010, Rhizome awarded him a commission for a microtonal audio installation with 1,500 speakers. This year, he was a featured artist at Barcelona’s Sonar Festival, Mikrogalleriet in Copenhagen, and at the Addison Gallery, in Andover, Massachusetts.

Florent Ghys
Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 3:00pm

Florent Ghys French avant-pop composer-bassist Florent Ghys performed compositions from his new CD, Baroque Tardif: Soli, an EP of home-recorded, multi-tracked music which combines minimalism, modern classical and indie pop. Ghys' intimate music transformed the gallery space, offering a different perspective and new experience of Noguchi's sculptures. May 9, 2010: Peter Randall-Page: Sculpture Peter Randall-Page discussed his practice as a sculptor during the past three decades, with particular reference to a number of large collaborative projects in the United Kingdom. Having corresponded with Isamu Noguchi while he was still a student, Randall-Page also highlighted Noguchi's influence on his work.

Peter Randall-Page: Sculpture
Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 3:00pm

Peter Randall-Page discussed his practice as a sculptor during the past three decades, with particular reference to a number of large collaborative projects in the United Kingdom. Having corresponded with Isamu Noguchi while he was still a student, Randall-Page also highlighted Noguchi's influence on his work.

Guided Tour of the Garden with George Pisegna
Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 3:00pm

George Pisegna, Director of Horticulture at the Horticultural Society of New York, brings his unique knowledge or urban plantlife to The Noguchi Museum. Giving a guided tour of the Sculpture Garden, he will explore the various trees and shrubbery that contribute to the beautiful and serene setting of the Museum.

Screening of "Dirt! The Movie" and Talk with Bill Logan
Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 3:00pm

Arborist and author Bill Logan will screen and discuss the new feature-length documentary based on his book, "Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth". Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, "Dirt" brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has.

Dore Ashton: Conversations with Isamu Noguchi
Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 3:00pm

Dore Ashton, art historian and cultural critic, has written extensively on Isamu Noguchi. With her acute visual skills and the personal insights she gained during her long friendship with him, she will discuss her very enduring relationship with Noguchi - both the man and his art.

Sculpture in the Landscape
Sunday, January 10, 2010 - 3:00pm

Peter Murray, the founding Director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in conversation with Noguchi Museum Curator Bonnie Rychlak, will explore aspects of sculpture in the landscape focusing on land-art, site specific projects, the artist's garden, and the choreography of exhibitions in the open air. Particular reference will be made to YSP and the exhibition "Isamu Noguchi in Yorkshire", which contained over 150 works and was curated by Murray and Rychlak.

EDOKKO: Growing Up A Foreigner In Wartime Japan
Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 3:00pm

 Isaac Shapiro, longtime friend of Isamu Noguchi and retired partner at Skadden, Arps, Meager and Flom LLP, will read a selection from his soon to be released memoirs. A founding Noguchi Museum Trustee, Mr. Shapiro was born in Japan and raised there and in China. Fiding that they shared similar experiences in their formative years, Shapiro and Noguchi were able to forge a lasting friendship. His new book chronicles his family's travels under persecuttion during the early 20th century and his subsequent career in law and the arts.

Art and Artifact: The Renovation of The Noguchi Museum
Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 3:00pm

Jennifer Sage and Peter Coombe, principals at architecture firm Sage & Coombe, will discuss the renovation of The Noguchi Museum, focusing on the interplay between maintaining Noguchi's vision while updating the Museum's physical space. Admission to the Museum will be free on this day as part of our participation in Open House NY, America's largest architecture and design event.

Marta Topferova
Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 3:00pm

Marta Topferova and her quartet perform new and original fusions of contemporary and folk music traditions of Latin America. Featuring a Cuban tres, cuatro, bass and percussion, Topferova’s music melds Latin American sounds with traditions from her native Czech Republic.