A wide-mouthed cat figure made from textured unglazed ceramic
Isamu Noguchi, Cat (Neko), 1952. Kasama stoneware. ©INFGM / ARS

Archives Deep Dive: Looking at “The ‘Arts’ Called ‘Primitive’”

Friday, April 3, 2020
2 pm–3 pm

Many modern Western artists found inspiration in the creations of cultures they deemed “primitive.” Join a Noguchi Museum Educator in an interactive virtual learning program to discuss this controversial idea and consider Noguchi’s response to and interpretation of primitivism by focusing on his early-1950s ceramic sculptures.

Archives Deep Dive is an interactive virtual learning program for adults, designed to explore projects, themes, and topics related to the art and life of Isamu Noguchi. Use The Noguchi Museum Archives as a source of inspiration to create connections through shared stories and group discussion.

This free program is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited and advance registration is required. All participants will be sent a link to participate through the Zoom platform. All program times listed are EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).