Public Programs Archive

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View our archive of past public programs.

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Community Day
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

The Noguchi Museum celebrates its neighbors by offering this annual series of Community Days, with free admission all day, and special programming and activities.

 

11 am–2 pm: Open Studio

A drop-in program for families with children between the ages of 2–12. Advance registration is not required. Includes educator-led activities in the galleries and hands-on art making workshops.

 

1 pm: Curator-Led Tour

Senior Curator Dakin Hart discusses the special exhibition Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony.

 

2 pm: Public Tour

An informal public tour of highlights of the collection.

 

4 pm: Center of Attention

An hour-long conversation around a single work of art. This installment focuses on Tom Sachs, Tsukubai, 2014.

 

Image: Tom Sachs, Tsukubai, 2014. Photo: Genevieve Hanson.

Free First Friday - Extended Summer Hours
Friday, June 3, 2016 - 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 free gallery talks, and a cash bar and drinks in the garden in the evening.

 

At 7 pm, please join us for Center of Attention, an hour-long conversation around a single work of art. In this installment of the series, we will discuss Tom Sachs' Tsukubai, 2014.

 

Photo: Taylor Brown.

Tea Ceremony with Johnny Fogg
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

As part of the exhibition Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony, Tom Sachs' friend and colleague in Tea, Johnny Fogg, will perform tea ceremony for two or three guests. During the demonstration, the tea house walls will be removed, enabling all Museum visitors to observe the ceremony. Performances are included with Museum admission.

 

Applications to be a guest during this tea ceremony performance are now closed. Apply to be a guest for a future tea ceremony here.

 

Prospective guests must be present on the day of the ceremony and check in one hour before the scheduled start to be eligible for selection by lottery. Those not selected are encouraged to watch the ceremony and enjoy tea in the Museum Cafe.

 

Photo: Joshua White for jwpictures.com.

Tea Ceremony with Johnny Fogg
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

As part of the exhibition Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony, Tom Sachs' friend and colleague in Tea, Johnny Fogg, will perform tea ceremony for two or three guests. During the demonstration, the tea house walls will be removed, enabling all Museum visitors to observe the ceremony. Performances are included with Museum admission.

 

Applications to be a guest during this tea ceremony performance are now closed. Apply to be a guest at a future tea ceremony date here.

 

Prospective guests must be present on the day of the ceremony and check in one hour before the scheduled start to be eligible for selection by lottery. Those not selected are encouraged to watch the ceremony and enjoy tea in the Museum Cafe.

 

Photo: Joshua White for jwpictures.com.

Tea Ceremony with Johnny Fogg
Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

As part of the exhibition Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony, Tom Sachs' friend and colleague in Tea, Johnny Fogg, will perform tea ceremony for two or three guests. During the demonstration, the tea house walls will be removed, enabling all Museum visitors to observe the ceremony. Performances are included with Museum admission.

 

Applications to be a guest during this tea ceremony performance are now closed. Apply to be a guest at a future tea ceremony date here.

 

Prospective guests must be present on the day of the ceremony and check in one hour before the scheduled start to be eligible for selection by lottery. Those not selected are encouraged to watch the ceremony and enjoy tea in the Museum Cafe.

 

Photo: Joshua White for jwpictures.com.

Tea Ceremony with Johnny Fogg
Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

As part of the exhibition Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony, Tom Sachs' friend and colleague in Tea, Johnny Fogg, will perform tea ceremony for two or three guests. During the demonstration, the tea house walls will be removed, enabling all Museum visitors to observe the ceremony. Performances are included with Museum admission.

 

Applications to be a guest during this tea ceremony performance are now closed. Apply to be a guest at a future tea ceremony date here.

 

Prospective guests must be present on the day of the ceremony and check in one hour before the scheduled start to be eligible for selection by lottery. Those not selected are encouraged to watch the ceremony and enjoy tea in the Museum Cafe.

 

Photo: Joshua White for jwpictures.com.

Free First Friday - Extended Summer Hours
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 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 begin this month, with free gallery talks, and a cash bar and drinks in the garden in the evening.

 

At 7 pm, please join us for Center of Attention, an hour-long conversation around a single work of art. In this installment of the series, we will discuss Tom Sachs' Stupa, 2013.

 

Photo: Katherine Abbott.

Free First Friday
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

On the first Friday of every month, the Museum offers visitors free admission and tours in English and Japanese at 2:00pm.

 

Photo: Katherine Abbott

Artists at Noguchi | Sarah Cahill Performs Mamoru Fujieda's Patterns of Plants
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 10:00am - Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 6:00pm

For one week in February, the chill and grey skies of winter will dissipate for visitors to The Noguchi Museum’s ground-floor galleries, where internationally celebrated pianist Sarah Cahill will take up residence, performing Mamoru Fujieda’s stunning cycle of short pieces titled Patterns of Plants throughout the Museum’s opening hours.

 

A masterpiece by one of the leading postminimalist composers, Patterns of Plants (1996–2011) represents an extraordinary fusion of nature and technology. To create the piece, Fujieda measured the electrical impulses on the leaves of plants using the "Plantron," a device created by botanist/artist Yuji Dogane, and converted the data he obtained into sound with Max, a visual programming language used for music and multimedia. He then identified musical patterns within the sound, and used them as the basis for these miniatures.

 

Both captivating and profound, Patterns of Plants has been arranged for different instruments and ensembles. In 2014, Cahill made the first solo piano recording of it to be available outside of Japan, released on the Pinna Records label.

 

Photo: Christine Alicino

Free First Friday
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

On the first Friday of every month, the Museum offers visitors free admission and tours in English and Japanese at 2:00pm.

 

Photo: Katherine Abbott