Jenny Dixon Acquisitions Fund

Jenny Dixon. Photo by Richard Blinkoff.
Photo: Richard Blinkoff.

Jenny Dixon Acquisitions Fund

The Noguchi Museum is pleased to announce the establishment of the Jenny Dixon Acquisitions Fund.

Jenny joined The Noguchi Museum as its fifth director in April 2003. During her tenure, she oversaw its transition from a private foundation that operated a seasonal museum, into a public institution with a full roster of exhibitions and public programs. By initiating a regular schedule of special exhibitions that both draw from the Museum’s expansive collections and bring in work by other artists in conversation with Noguchi, she expanded the Museum’s programming to illuminate both the historic context in which Noguchi worked and the enduring influence of his art and design. She also established education and public programs that have encouraged audiences to discover and study Noguchi’s life and work. Additionally, through the launch of a digital catalogue raisonné project and a major project to digitize the Museum’s archives, she made the Museum’s resources accessible to a broader public. Jenny retired from the Museum at the end of 2017.

In recognition of Jenny Dixon’s fifteen years of leadership and the transformation she brought to the Museum over her tenure, The Noguchi Museum has established the Jenny Dixon Acquisitions Fund, which enables the purchase of works that broaden the Museum’s collection.

The Noguchi Museum is the first museum in the United States to be established by an artist during his lifetime for the display of his own work. Designed, curated, and installed by Isamu Noguchi, the Museum contains the world’s most comprehensive holdings of his work, including artwork, drawings, photographs, and correspondence from throughout his long and varied career.

The Jenny Dixon Acquisitions Fund helps the Museum to complement this rich collection by providing support to acquire works that exhibit great aesthetic quality, historical importance, or pertinence to works already in the collection–adding to the Museum’s ability to tell the full story of Noguchi’s art and life.

Please join us in celebrating the extraordinary contributions that Jenny has made to The Noguchi Museum by supporting the Jenny Dixon Acquisitions Fund.


Contributions may also be made over the phone by calling Melissa Gatz at 718.204.7088 ext 229, or by mail to:

The Noguchi Museum
Development Office
32-37 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11106