The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860 - 1989

Saturday, January 3, 2009 - Sunday, April 19, 2009

This exhibition illuminates the dynamic and profound impact of Asian art and philosophical concepts on American artistic practices of the late 19th century, early modern, and postwar avant-garde periods. Accompanying The Third Mind, the Guggenheim Museum's Sackler Center for Arts Education will feature Noguchi: The Bollingen Journey 1949-56, an exhibition of selected photographs by Isamu Noguchi taken while traveling the world on a Bollingen Fellowship. This small exhibition will also include a limited-edition Ivory Press book, Isamu Noguchi, 18 Drawings and 18 Photographs, as well as a text by Pico Iyer. Both exhibitions will be on view at the Guggenheim through April 19, 2009. For more information please visit