A woman carries water jugs in front of the domed temple complex at Angkor Wat
Photograph by Isamu Noguchi at Angkor Wat, Cambodia, 1950. 08992.2 ©INFGM / ARS
Online, Talk

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

Thursday, August 6, 2020
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. Funded by a travel grant by the Bollingen Foundation, Noguchi set out “to investigate the conditions and the extent to which art had been employed to create the environment of leisure in the past and in the present,” researching sites including megalithic ruins at Carnac in Brittany, the Campidoglio in Rome, the Jantar Mantar astronomical observatories at Delhi and Jaipur, the Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, and more.

The lecture will last approximately 30 minutes, with time afterwards for questions and comments.

Advance registration is required. All registrants will be sent a link to participate through Zoom. Live closed captioning is provided. Program times listed are EDT (Eastern Daylight Time). Please send any questions to events@noguchi.org.