Fountain carved in white magnesite stands in the center of a circular multilevel roadway, with...
Isamu Noguchi, Ford Fountain for the New York World’s Fair (Chassis Fountain), 1938. Magnesite. ©INFGM / ARS
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Archives Deep Dive: Isamu Noguchi’s Proposals for the 1939 World’s Fair

Thursday, April 8, 2021
1 pm–2 pm

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 Fountain for the Ford Exposition is the most well-known project he completed for the Fair, this discussion will also explore his unrealized proposals and several recently identified proposed designs, including sculpture for a model community center and for the United States Federal Building.

The lecture will last approximately 45 minutes, with time afterwards for questions and comments. Live closed captioning is provided. Program times listed are EDT (Eastern Daylight Time). Please send any questions to