Talks

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Fountain carved in white magnesite stands in the center of a circular multilevel roadway, with...

Archives Deep Dive: Isamu Noguchi’s Proposals for the 1939 World’s Fair

1 pm-2 pm
Alex Ross, Managing Editor, The Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné, will lead a talk on recent research into Isamu Noguchi’s designs for the New York World’s Fair of 1939.
America/New_York 04/08/2021 01:00 PM 04/08/2021 02:00 PM Archives Deep Dive: Isamu Noguchi’s Proposals for the 1939 World’s Fair Alex Ross, Managing Editor, The Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné, presents a talk on recent research into Isamu Noguchi’s designs for the New York World’s Fair of 1939. While Noguchi’s iconic Chassis… The Noguchi Museum

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

View of History Mexico in Abelardo L. Rodríguez Market. A frieze in painted cement covers all walls...

Archives Deep Dive: Isamu Noguchi’s History Mexico

1 pm-2 pm
Alex Ross, Managing Editor, The Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné, will lead a talk exploring the creation of Isamu Noguchi’s monumental sculptural frieze, History Mexico (1936).
America/New_York 03/17/2021 01:00 PM 03/17/2021 02:00 PM Archives Deep Dive: Isamu Noguchi’s History Mexico Alex Ross, Managing Editor, The Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné, presents a talk exploring the creation of Isamu Noguchi’s monumental sculptural frieze, History Mexico (1936). Located on an upper landing… The Noguchi Museum

Thursday, December 17, 2020

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Archives Deep Dive: How Noguchi Used Architecture

1 pm-2 pm
Naomi Frangos, independent architect and educator, will present a talk exploring Isamu Noguchi’s cross-disciplinary practice with special attention to the theoretical and functional implications of his unrealized proposals for large-scale environmental works.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Leonie Gilmour, in long white dress, and a Japanese instructor in short white robe and bare feet...

Archives Deep Dive: Léonie Gilmour, A Fiercely Independent Life

1 pm-2 pm
Lisa Yin Zhang, former Curatorial Intern, will present new research on the life, work, and intellectual world of writer and translator Léonie Gilmour (1873–1933), Isamu Noguchi’s mother.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Isamu Noguchi smiles while talking on the telephone, in front of a pegboard displaying a kite,...

Archives Deep Dive: Noguchi’s Personal Collection

1 pm-2 pm
Kate Wiener, Assistant Curator, will lead a presentation on selected objects from Isamu Noguchi’s collectibles — his personal collection of objects ranging from musical instruments to ancient artifacts from around the world.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

A woman carries water jugs in front of the domed temple complex at Angkor Wat

Archives Deep Dive: Noguchi’s Bollingen Journey, 1949-50

1 pm-2 pm
Matthew Kirsch, Curator of Research and Digital Content, will present Isamu Noguchi’s photographs from his travels throughout Europe and Asia in 1949–50.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Isamu Noguchi stands on a ladder beside 24' tall plaster relief sculpture 'News' depicting reporters...

Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné: Public Competitions in the 1930s

1 pm-2 pm
Alex Ross, Managing Editor, The Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné, will lead a discussion on the public art competitions that Isamu Noguchi participated in during the 1930s.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Totemic sculpture constructed of interlocking steel plates stands against a sunlit wall casting...

Archives Deep Dive: ‘A New Nature’: Noguchi’s Galvanized Steel Editions for Gemini G.E.L.

1 pm-2 pm
Dakin Hart, Senior Curator, will lead an in-depth look at the 26 galvanized steel editions that Isamu Noguchi made for Gemini G.E.L. in the early 1980s — one of Noguchi’s largest and least understood bodies of work.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Bronze portrait head of Gladys Bentley, with closed eyes

Archives Deep Dive: Noguchi in Harlem

8 pm-9 pm
In his mid-twenties, Isamu Noguchi was a regular patron at Harlem clubs and speakeasies where he mingled with prominent African American artists and performers. A portrait bust of Gladys Bentley, a female drag performer (1929), and a sculpture titled Black Boy (c. 1934) were among Noguchi’s works created during this period. Join a Noguchi Museum Educator in an interactive virtual learning program exploring these early works, and consider questions of cultural appreciation and appropriation.

Friday, March 6, 2020

An educator leads a tour for adults in the Noguchi Museum garden

日本語ツアー (Public Tour in Japanese)

1 pm-2 pm
第一金曜日には日本語ツアーを提供いたします