At the time of writing, following six months of COVID-19 related closure, the reopening of the Museum is just a few weeks away, although we have clearly not entered anything approaching a post-pandemic phase. This seems more likely to be the middle of an arc whose destination, we are finally beginning to understand, we cannot know. Many of us continue, nevertheless, to operate as if we believe that sooner or later the path of life will bend back toward normal.
Over the past several years, the Museum has had the good fortune to develop a relationship with violist, composer, and new music curator Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti. Leilehua has now written three compositions for Noguchi sculptures—not in honor of them, though they do honor them, but treating specific works of Noguchi’s as instruments and collaborators.