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Testing the Limits: Arakawa x Isamu Noguchi
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Woods Room at Christie’s New York
20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10007

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With their expansively imaginative works, New York–based artists of Japanese descent Arakawa (1936–2010) and Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) both pushed artistic, conceptual, and ideological limits throughout their lives, probing the line between art and design as well as borders within cultural identities. Brett Littman, director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, will be in conversation with Miwako Tezuka, consulting curator of Arakawa and Madeline Gins’s Reversible Destiny Foundation, to discuss the kinship between these artists in terms of their genre-defying interests and activities. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Isamu Noguchi, Madeline Gins, and Arakawa in Long Island City, New York, c. 1980s. ©2019 Estate of Madeline Gins.

Free First Friday
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

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

Free First Friday
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

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

Project Luz | Amorosa Labor: El Foto Libro (Taller de Fotografía)
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Meets Tuesdays, January 29–March 26, 2019
10 am–12 pm

 

Project Luz presents a free Spanish-language photography workshop, in collaboration with The Noguchi Museum and Center for Book Arts. Advance registration required: [email protected]

 

El Museo Noguchi, junto a Project Luz, ofrece un programa gratuito de fotografía en español para adultos (mayores de 16 años) de todos los niveles. La artista Sol Aramendi, fundadora de Proyecto Luz, guiará a los estudiantes en aprender fotografía básica, tecnicas de encuadernacieon de libros en colaboración con el Center for Book Arts. Cada participante creara su propio libro fotográfico y será mostrado en una exhibicion final.

 

Los participantes deberán traer su cámaras y un cuaderno para tomar notas. Se espera que participantes asistan a todas las sesiones y completen las tareas semanales de fotografía. El programa culminará con una exposición de las obras en el centro educativo del Museo.

 

Regístrese enviando un correo electrónico a [email protected]. El espacio es limitado y se dará prioridad a los nuevos estudiantes.

 

Labor of Love: Photo Books

The Noguchi Museum, in partnership with Project Luz, is offering a free Spanish-language photography program for adults (16 and older) of all levels. Artist Sol Aramendi, founder of Project Luz, will guide students in learning introductory photography and bookbinding techniques in collaboration with the Center for Book Arts. Each participant will create their own photo book that will be shown in the final exhibition.

 

Participants will need to bring their own cameras and notebook. Participating students are expected to attend all sessions and complete weekly photography assignments. The program will culminate with an exhibition of participants’ artwork in the Museum’s education center.

 

Register by emailing [email protected]. Space is limited, and priority will be given to new students.

Free First Friday
Friday, January 4, 2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

On the first Friday of every month, admission is free. 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: Installation view, Akari: Sculpture by Other Means. ©The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, NY / ARS.

Free First Friday
Friday, December 7, 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: Installation view, Akari: Sculpture by Other Means. Isamu Noguchi, Akari 200D for the 1986 Venice Biennale (1985). Photograph by Nicholas Knight. ©The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, NY / ARS.

Member Shopping Days
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 11:00am - Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 6:00pm

Members enjoy a 25% discount on Akari light sculptures, publications, and gifts in the Shop. Beginning on the anniversary of Noguchi’s birth on November 17, the sale continues through November 25, in time for the winter holidays.

 

Join or renew your membership here.

 

Image: Isamu Noguchi with Akari light sculptures. ©The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, NY / ARS.

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.