Noguchi's Search for Style

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Brett Littman, Executive Director of The Drawing Center, and Dakin Hart, Senior Curator of The Noguchi Museum, will discuss how and why drawing is fundamental to establishing the faculty Michelangelo called disegno (design): the ability to coordinate the hand, the eye, and the brain in service of the artistic imagination. They will be looking at drawings in the exhibition Noguchi's Early Drawings in order to parse how Noguchi's serial imitations of canonical Modernist approaches to abstracting the human figure helped him develop the values and strategies that became his style. 

This talk will be followed by a VIP Armory Show/ Noguchi Museum Collectors Council event including a behind-the-scenes look at unframed drawings from across Isamu Noguchi's career. If you are interested in joining the Collectors Council, please contact Renee Schacht at rschacht@noguchi.org.