On the centennial anniversary of the birth of artist Toshiko Takaezu (1922–2011), The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum announced its forthcoming major touring retrospective and monograph centered on her work and life. This will be the first nationally touring retrospective of Takaezu’s work in twenty years. To coincide with the exhibition, the Museum will publish a new monograph in association with Yale University Press.
The exhibition is organized by The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, with assistance from the Toshiko Takaezu Foundation and the Takaezu family. It is co-curated by Noguchi Museum Senior Curator Dakin Hart, art historian Glenn Adamson, Noguchi Museum Assistant Curator Kate Wiener, and composer and sound artist Leilehua Lanzilotti. It will feature over 300 works from private and public collections around the country, and is tentatively scheduled to be presented first at The Noguchi Museum from February 14 to June 30, 2024.
Following its presentation at The Noguchi Museum, the exhibition will travel to three to four additional venues across the United States. Planned venues include the Cranbrook Art Museum (2024–25), the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2025), and the Honolulu Museum of Art (2026).
The curatorial team for the retrospective is also working on a complementary large-scale installation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston scheduled to open in October 2023.