Talks

Thursday, June 24, 2021

A Boy Named Isamu

A Boy Named Isamu

6 pm-6:45 pm
James Yang, author and illustrator of the children’s book A Boy Named Isamu: A Story of Isamu Noguchi (Viking Books, 2021) joins Justin Raul Baez, Media Coordinator, on Instagram Live to discuss the making of the book, its themes of wonder, creativity, and individuality, Asian American representation, and more.
America/New_York 06/24/2021 06:00 PM 06/24/2021 06:45 PM A Boy Named Isamu Join James Yang, author and illustrator of the new children’s book A Boy Named Isamu: A Story of Isamu Noguchi (Viking Books, 2021) and Justin Raul Baez, Media Coordinator, on Instagram Live to discuss… The Noguchi Museum

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Cut and folded sculpture made from sheet steel

Postcolonial Astrology and Noguchi: In Pursuit of the Fold

5:30 pm-7 pm
Astrology is a language that works through folding—astrology is not loyal to its origins but is remembered associatively. Reading Isamu Noguchi, Olivia Khoo, and Gilles Deleuze, author Alice Sparkly Kat presents ideas from their book Postcolonial Astrology (North Atlantic Books, 2021).

Thursday, June 3, 2021

F. S. Lincoln, Page In Noguchi’s Jersey Sack

Archives Deep Dive: Isamu Noguchi, Ruth Page, and the Universe of Chicago

1 pm-2 pm
Liesl Olson, Director of Chicago Studies at Newberry Library, will present a talk exploring the mutually inspiring relationship between Isamu Noguchi, dancer and choreographer Ruth Page, and their creative orbits in the city of Chicago in the early 1930s.

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.

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).

Thursday, December 17, 2020

06757_Martha-Graham-Seraphic-Dialogue-Cathedral

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.