Driftwood sculptures from the 1940s with Bird's Nest (Nesting)

Highlights from the Collection

June 6, 2012 – September 9, 2012

A newly-selected installment of the ongoing Highlights from the Collection series opens in June. This exhibition will feature key works from the Museum’s collection, including sculptures in stone, a selection documenting Noguchi’s experimentation with stainless steel and aluminum sculptures from the 1950s, as well as rarely shown pieces from the early 1940s incorporating string and wood elements. A handful of design prototypes—including saucers and silverware—and sketches for furniture designs will appear alongside examples of both Noguchi’s iconic and lesser-known furniture designs and Akari light sculptures, giving an overview of the Noguchi’s diverse production and achievement.