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, ext 203.

View all Hands-On programs in the Calendar


Upcoming Public Programs

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Isamu Noguchi wrote, “Carving follows the possibilities inherent to the stone.” In the mid-1960s, he began to work spontaneously, interacting with stone and the unforeseen consequences of his process. Spend time looking at and discussing Noguchi’s sculptures in the Museum’s galleries, and then learn basic techniques for carving soft stone in the studio using hand tools...

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Noguchi Museum members are invited to join us for an exclusive breakfast reception and exhibition tour with artist Jorge Palacios and Dakin Hart, Senior Curator. Reception at 10 am; tour begins at 10:30 am.

 

In addition, members receive 25% off purchases in the Museum Shop all day on Sunday, October 28.*

 

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Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Join artist Jorge Palacios and Dakin Hart, Senior Curator, at the Museum for a walkthrough of the special exhibition Jorge Palacios at The Noguchi Museum, and then take a bus ride to see Palacios’s public sculpture ...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Noguchi Museum presents a one-night-only concert with two world-renowned musicians, Japanese drummer Hideo Yamaki and bassist Bill Laswell. They will be joined by a very special musical guest for a one-hour improvised set inspired by Isamu Noguchi’s sculptures. Noguchi was an engaged appreciator of the world’s music, and his stone sculpture installation provides an intimate...

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Stone Carving Studio is a drop-in art-making program for adults (18 and older) who are interested in exploring stone carving techniques. Participants will work in the Museum’s studio, which is equipped with basic hand tools such as saws, chisels, hammers, and sandpaper. Educators will be available to demonstrate safety instructions, tools, and processes for beginners. First-time...

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Visitors are invited to engage in a conversation on The Singularity of the Curve in Jorge Palacios at The Noguchi Museum

 

Free with admission; no advance registration required.

 

Jorge Palacios, The...

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Isamu Noguchi experimented with many kinds of sculptural materials, and wrote “Labor and tools are the means for projecting private imaginings into actuality.” Spend time examining the surface textures and shapes of Noguchi’s sculptures in the permanent collection and the special exhibition Akari: Sculpture by Other Means. Then in the studio, find your personal touch...

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Integrated into the Museum’s historic Noguchi installation is a temporary display of works by Spanish artist Jorge Palacios. Spend time as a group investigating and discussing Palacios’s sculptures that explore the laws of physics and motion on the microscopic and macroscopic level. Then join scientific illustrator Patricia Wynne in experimenting with cellular and fluid stream...

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Visitors are invited to engage in a conversation on Sun at Noon, part of the Museum's permanent collection. 

 

Free with admission; no advance registration required.

 

Isamu Noguchi, Sun at Noon, 1969. Marble. Photo: Nick Knight. ©The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, NY / ARS.

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Visitors are invited to engage in a conversation on Okiagari-Koboshi in Jorge Palacios at The Noguchi Museum

 

Free with admission; no advance registration required.

 

Jorge Palacios, Okiagari-Koboshi,...