Public Programs Archive

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Free First Friday
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

On the first Friday of every month, admission is free. Public tours are offered at 2 pm, in English and Japanese.

 

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 exhibitions.

 

Image: Isamu Noguchi, Seeking, 1974, Miharu granite. Photo by Nicholas Knight. ©The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, NY / ARS.

Artists at Noguchi | Hideo Yamaki & Bill Laswell
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 setting for this collaboration.

 

Doors at 7 pm; begins promptly at 7:30 pm
Beer generously provided by Big aLICe Brewing Co.

 

Tickets via EventBrite: $20 members / $25 non-members.
Members have received a discount code by email. Please contact [email protected] for assistance.

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Bill Laswell is a legendary, iconoclast bassist and producer who has collaborated with a variety of musicians, including David Byrne, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Herbie Hancock, Laurie Anderson, Bernie Worrell, Afrika Bambaataa, Mick Jagger, Ginger Baker, Julian Schnabel, Fela Kuti, Public Image Ltd., Iggy Pop, Bootsy Collins, and many others. His working relationship with Hideo Yamaki began in the 1980s and has taken many diverse and unprecedented configurations. Together, they have established a dialogue between bass and drums that explodes with fluid, spontaneous blasts of feeling, an ever expanding, dynamic matrix.

 

Hideo Yamaki is Japan's most renowned, respected, and in-demand drummer. He is a veteran of countless recording and live projects with Japan’s most celebrated pop and rock artists. He has also collaborated with icons such as Ryuichi Sakamoto, John Zorn, Arto Lindsay, Toshinori Kondo, DJ Krush, Akira Sakata, and many others.

As a licensed New York State farm brewery, Big aLICe Brewing partners with state hop farmers and maltsters to craft innovative, locally sourced beer. Named in honor of the nearby red-and-white striped Ravenswood generator stacks, their taproom is located in Long Island City, Queens, just blocks from The Noguchi Museum.

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The Museum gratefully acknowledges Arkitektura for its support of this performance.

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Noguchi Talks: Jorge Palacios and Dakin Hart
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 Link (2018), located at Flatiron Plaza North in Manhattan. Free with Museum admission. Space is limited; RSVP required.

 

RSVP to: [email protected].

 

Image: Jorge Palacios with Link, 2018. Photo by ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzman + Rocio Romero). ©The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, NY / ARS and Jorge Palacios.

Members: Breakfast Reception and Tour of 'Jorge Palacios at The Noguchi Museum’
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.*

 

Become a member here.
Current members, RSVP to [email protected].

 

Image: Jorge Palacios, Balance and Inertia, 2011. Photo ©Jorge Palacios.
*Sale excludes furniture, limited edition artworks, and Vitra products.

Open House New York
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

Admission is free all day October 13–14 with special programming as part of Open House New York (OHNY) Weekend. Each October, this citywide event unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an opportunity to meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. Learn more at ohny.org/weekend.

 

2 pm: Museum 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 exhibitions.

 

3 pm: Curator’s Tour of Akari: Sculpture by Other Means

Join Matthew Kirsch, Curator of Research, on a highlights tour of the Museum and special exhibition Akari: Sculpture by Other Means, which focuses on how Noguchi's paper lanterns can create and transform space.

 

The Noguchi Museum garden. Photo by Nicholas Knight. ©The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, NY / ARS.

Open House New York
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

Admission is free all day October 13–14 with special programming as part of Open House New York (OHNY) Weekend. Each October, this citywide event unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an opportunity to meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. Learn more at ohny.org/weekend.

 

2 pm: Museum 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 exhibitions.

 

3 pm: Curator’s Tour of Akari: Sculpture by Other Means

Join Dakin Hart, Senior Curator, on a highlights tour of the Museum and special exhibition Akari: Sculpture by Other Means, which focuses on how Noguchi's paper lanterns can create and transform space.

 

The Noguchi Museum garden. Photo by Nicholas Knight. ©The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, NY / ARS.

Free First Friday
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

On the first Friday of every month, admission is free.

 

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 exhibitions.

 

Please note, the October 5 tour will be offered in English only.

 

Image: Isamu Noguchi, The Sun at Noon, 1969, French red and Spanish Alicante marble; and The Mountain, 1964, Persian travertine.

Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can Music Series: Yumi Kurosawa
Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Koto visionary Yumi Kurosawa presents original and classic Japanese music on Japan’s traditional instrument. Every era does something different with its musical traditions, and each moment considers its music “new.” Kurosawa is devoted to creating her own music, combining the spirit of the traditional with music of the larger world. This program includes works entitled GreenPt; Rapture; JBTransfer (with electronics); One Droplet; Takeda Lullaby; Inner Space; The Harvest Moon + Looking up at the sky (with electronics). yumikuro.com

 

Presented in partnership with Bang on a Can, this innovative performance series is held in the Museum's outdoor sculpture garden. In case of rain or artist's preference, concerts take place in the galleries. Free with Museum admission. Limited seating is available on garden benches and floor mats on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

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Free First Friday - Extended Hours
Friday, September 7, 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 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.

 

6:30 pm: Center of Attention

Visitors are invited to participate in an extended conversation around a single work of art. In this installment, we'll discuss Isamu Noguchi’s Brilliance, 1982.

 

Isamu Noguchi, Brilliance, 1982. Basalt. Photo: ©The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, NY / ARS.

Community Day - Free Admission
Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

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

 

11 am–2 pm: Open Studio | Stamps
Families with children ages 2 through 11 are invited to a free Open Studio. Examine imprints found in Isamu Noguchi’s sculptures, then create stamps with vegetables and natural materials to compose works of art in the studio.

 

2–3 pm: Public Tour
An introduction to the life and vision of Isamu Noguchi, exploring highlights of the Museum, its collection, and special exhibitions.

 

4–5 pm: Center of Attention
Visitors are invited to participate in an extended conversation on Isamu Noguchi’s Brilliance, 1982.

 

Isamu Noguchi, Brilliance, 1982. Basalt. Photo: Elizabeth Felicella. ©The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, NY / ARS.