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

Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Town Center, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York

 

In conjunction with Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center, curated by Noguchi Museum Director Brett Littman, The Noguchi Museum and Rockefeller Center will offer a series of free family art-making programs every other Sunday while the...

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

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

 

11 am–2 pm: Open Studio | Photograms
Families with children ages 2–11 are invited to create photograms in the studio, inspired by positive and negative spaces found throughout the Museum.

 

2–3 pm: Public Tour...

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Engage in a conversation about Saburo Hasegawa’s The Harmonious (1953), featured in the exhibition Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan (on view through July 14). Advance registration is not required.

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Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

On the first Friday of every month, admission is free. From May through September, the Museum remains open until 8 pm with a cash bar in the evening.

    

2 pm: Gallery Tour

Join an educator-led tour with an introduction to the life and vision of Isamu Noguchi, exploring select works in the Museum's collection and special...

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street, New York

 

In 1954, Japan had an enormous cultural impact on New York City through artists Ruth Asawa, Saburo Hasegawa, Isamu Noguchi, Kenzo Okada, ceramicist/calligrapher Rosanjin, and architect Junzo Yoshimura. Art historians and...

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Town Center, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York

 

In conjunction with Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center, curated by Noguchi Museum Director Brett Littman, The Noguchi Museum and Rockefeller Center will offer a series of free family art-making programs every other Sunday while the...

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Exhibition co-curators Mark Dean Johnson, Dakin Hart, and Matthew Kirsch lead an in-depth public tour of Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan. Free with admission; advance registration is not required.

 

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Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Kicking off the ninth season of the Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can music series, Miles Okazaki performs Work: the compositions of Thelonious Monk for solo guitar.

 

Okazaki is a New York–based guitarist originally from Port Townsend, Washington. His approach to the guitar is described by the New York Times as “utterly contemporary, free...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

In celebration of the exhibition Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan, The Noguchi Museum presents Changing and Unchanging Sound, a musical performance featuring the premiere of a work by Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti, works by Kaija Saariaho, Juri Seo, and improvisations based on paintings by Saburo Hasegawa. Lanzilotti is joined by Johanna Lundy...

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Engage in a conversation about Saburo Hasegawa’s The Harmonious (1953), featured in the exhibition Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan (on view through July 14).

 

Free with Museum admission....

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

The artist and critic Saburo Hasegawa experimented with many materials, including everyday objects that he used as stamps inspired by European and Japanese techniques of frottage and takuhon. Spend time in the exhibition Changing and...

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 10:30am - 1:30pm

Town Center, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York

 

In conjunction with Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center, curated by Noguchi Museum Director Brett Littman, The Noguchi Museum and Rockefeller Center will offer a series of free family art-making programs every other Sunday while the...

Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

As 75 Dollar Bill, plywood crate percussionist Rick Brown and guitarist Che Chen make electric, richly patterned music that can shape-shift from joyful dance tunes to slowly changing trance minimalism—an uncategorizable hybrid which draws on early electric blues, the modal traditions of West Africa, India and the Middle East, Sun Ra’s space chords and the minimalist and No Wave...

Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Best known for his transcendent albums Celestial Vibration and Essence/Universe to the Brian Eno–produced Ambient 3: Day of Radiance, Laraaji’s mystical and uplifting combination of zither, vocals, and more have made a profound impact on listeners for decades. His recordings can be found at labels: WARP records, All Saints records...

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Balún is a self-proclaimed "dreambow" quartet whose members hail from Puerto Rico. Though currently residing in New York City, Island culture remains the cornerstone of their forward-thinking, malleable sound. Balún incorporates Caribbean rhythms, old school dembow, glitchy IDM and dreamy dance pop into tunes that are slick and modern but firmly rooted in the...