Models for Spaces

Models for Spaces

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - Sunday, February 2, 2020
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 10:00am - Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 6:00pm

Over the course of his career, Isamu Noguchi made, commissioned, and collaborated on dozens of models for actual and theoretical spaces. Models for Spaces, presented in Area 6 on the first floor, will feature a selection of designs for projects that are either little known or for which the models have rarely been shown.

In Search of Contoured Playground

In Search of Contoured Playground

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - Sunday, February 2, 2020
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 10:00am - Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 6:00pm

Presented in Area 5 on the first floor, In Search of Contoured Playground provides visitors multiple ways to experience a never-built Noguchi playscape.

Pratt + Noguchi

Pratt + Noguchi

Friday, May 17, 2019 - Thursday, June 6, 2019
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 10:00am - Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 5:00pm

A collaboration between The Noguchi Museum and Pratt Institute, Interior Design.

Each spring, Pratt Institute’s Interior Design Graduate Level Qualifying Design Studio course asks students to draw inspiration from Isamu Noguchi’s work.

This year, students researched and analyzed works from the Museum's permanent collection to use as conceptual drivers for a hypothetical Noguchi Museum Annex and Community Center set in 2030 in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

Noguchi: Body-Space Devices

Noguchi: Body-Space Devices

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - Sunday, May 3, 2020
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 12:00am - Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 12:00am

The first of a two-part exhibition with artist Brendan Fernandes (b. 1979), a dancer, choreographer, and sculptor, Noguchi: Body-Space Devices is an installation of works from The Noguchi Museum’s collection.

Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan

Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - Sunday, July 14, 2019
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 10:00am - Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 6:00pm

Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan is a major traveling exhibition focused on the consequential friendship between Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) and Saburo Hasegawa (1906–1957). In his lifetime, Hasegawa was among the most renowned contemporary Japanese artists in the United States, and credited with introducing European abstraction to Japan in his role as an art historian, critic, and art theorist.

Gabriel Orozco: Rotating Objects

Gabriel Orozco: Rotating Objects

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - Sunday, August 11, 2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 10:00am - Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

This installation of ten works by Gabriel Orozco (b. 1962), seven Roto Shaku and three Obi Scrolls, complements Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan (opening May 1). Created in Tokyo in 2015, Orozco’s works provide a contemporary parallel to Isamu Noguchi and Saburo Hasegawa’s efforts to create modern art that developed Japan’s traditional craft cultures.

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