- Isamu Noguchi
- Akari & Shop
For the 2020–2021 year, interns in the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) learned about Isamu Noguchi’s work and how art can be a tool for social justice. Through Noguchi’s art, they considered their identity through a critical framework. In addition, TAB interns met with artists Kambui Olujimi and Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya to learn about their respective artmaking practices and how they each approach racial justice in their work. Interns then chose to investigate an anti-racism issue based on their personal interests, and researched their topic to develop original content for a poster. After learning graphic design tools and techniques, they supported each other’s creations through group critiques. As the last step, interns distributed their posters to friends, families, and communities in order to spread awareness about anti-racism. TAB interns’ posters were installed in the Museum Shop alongside posters made by The Noguchi Museum’s staff, who, in solidarity, joined them in their project.