Past Exhibitions


View photographs and learn more about past exhibitions at The Noguchi Museum and other institutions around the world.

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Best of Friends: R. Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi
Friday, May 19, 2006 - Sunday, October 15, 2006

Best of Friends: Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi, curated by Shoji Sadao, looks closely at the vital friendship and collaboration between Buckminster Fuller, an icon of modern creative and scientific thought, and Isamu Noguchi, one of the of twentieth century's most acclaimed sculptors and designers.

The Imagery of Chess Revisited
Friday, October 21, 2005 - Sunday, April 16, 2006

Guest curated by Larry List, The Noguchi Museum recreates and expands the groundbreaking 1944 exhibition organized by Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst at the Julien Levy Gallery. In addition to Isamu Noguchi, the exhibition features original designs by artists such as Man Ray, Arshile Gorky and Yves Tanguy.

Exhibition Brochure (PDF)

Noguchi's Collectibles
Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - Saturday, September 10, 2005

This installation at The Noguchi Museum displays a number of never before exhibited objects from Noguchi's personal collection, revealing his private sense of design, simplicity and its cultural basis. Noguchi's Collectibles presents a rare opportunity to better understand Noguchi's approach to sculpture and design.

Noguchi and Graham: Selected Works for Dance
Thursday, December 2, 2004 - Sunday, May 1, 2005

Noguchi and Graham: Selected Works for Dance includes nine of the nineteen dance sets Isamu Noguchi designed for Martha Graham, as well as supplementary footage of the dances being performed, archival photographs, and ephemera.