Unfolding Noguchi CAM

Unfolding Noguchi

Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC
November 22, 2019 – May 24, 2020

One of the visionaries of 20th-century American modernism, Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) developed a uniquely open-ended, and forward-looking perspective on global culture. Working with a deep sense of social purpose across a wide range of disciplines, Noguchi was a connoisseur of ingenuity. He regarded craft and technology (representing the past and the future) as two sides of the same coin and natural allies in sculpting our world for the better.

This exhibition provides insight into his genius and artistic exploration of form and material over his sixty year career. From bronze, granite, and aluminum to his paper and bamboo Akari light sculptures, Noguchi pushed the boundaries of what sculpture is and how it is integrated into daily life.

Unfolding Noguchi has been organized by Cameron Art Museum in collaboration with The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York. Sponsored in part by Japan Foundation, New York.