Public Programs



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Daily Tours

Free educator–led gallery talks take place every Wednesday through Sunday at 2 pm, and are open to all individual visitors. Reservations are not required. On the first Friday and second Sunday of every month, gallery talks are also available in Japanese.

Hands-On at Noguchi Stonecarving Workshop

Hands-On at Noguchi

Hands-On workshops for adults (18 and older) encourage participants to explore their own creativity with materials and processes, while actively making connections between works on view in the Museum's galleries. Previous experience is not necessary. Space is limited and advance registration is required. To learn more, email [email protected] or call 718.204.7088, extension 203.

View all Hands-On programs in the Calendar

Upcoming Public Programs

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

On the first Friday of every month, admission is free with tours in English and Japanese at 2 pm. Extended summer evening hours offered May through September. Cash bar in the evening; free refreshments for Museum members.


2 pm: Gallery Tours

Join us for an informal public tour of highlights of the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions....

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

On first Sundays May–September, admission is free with special programming throughout the day.


Schedule of events for August 5:


11 am–2 pm: Open Studio | Contour Drawing
A drop-in program for families with children ages 2–11, with gallery activities and a hands-on art making project



Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Blurring the lines of classical and experimental avant-garde, violin duo String Noise (Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim) reinvent the listening experience by performing each piece continuously with improvisational interludes. They will perform music written for them by David Lang, Pauline Kim Harris, Jessie Cox, Aleksandra Vrebalov, and 2018 Guggenheim fellow Eric Lyon’s The Book of...

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Visitors are invited to engage in a conversation on the Akari Cloud installation featured in Akari: Sculpture by Other MeansThe Akari Cloud is made up of ninety-two Akari light sculptures, taking a cue from an ideal of natural profusion that Noguchi explored frequently in...

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Koto player, composer, improviser, and computer sound artist Yumi Kurosawa was born and raised in Japan and currently enjoys a celebrated international career as a concert performer. Now based New York City, Kurosawa has been lauded by the The New York Times for her graceful musicianship, “drawing on a timbral palette that ranges from warm and rounded to bright and metallic....