Public Programs Archive

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View our archive of past public programs.

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Members: Gimlets in the Garden
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join fellow members for summer cocktails crafted by Astoria Distilling Company and Haber’s Tonic Co., while mingling and exploring the garden and galleries. With thanks for your support, we are pleased to also offer members a special 25% discount in the Shop.

 

For an invitation to this event and many other benefits, join or renew here or contact Patrick McIntyre at [email protected].

 

Photo ©Sara Luckey.

Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can Music Series: Elena Moon Park and Friends
Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Elena Moon Park is a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist with a passion for the preservation of diverse music and culture in the United States. Her album Rabbit Days and Dumplings—all-ages music featuring reimagined folk and children’s songs from East Asia, including Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan and Tibet—has received accolades including a Parent’s Choice Award and a feature on NPR’s All Things Considered. rabbitdays.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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Photo: Kevin Bay.

Free First Friday - Extended Summer Hours
Friday, July 6, 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.

 

6:30 pm: Center of Attention

Visitors are invited to engage in a conversation on Miya Ando's Haku-Un (White Cloud) 4.8.1 (2017), featured in the installation Miya Ando: Clouds (on view through August 19, 2018).

 

Isamu Noguchi, Miharu, 1968. Miharu granite. ©The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, NY / ARS.

Community Day | Free Admission
Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

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

 

Schedule of events for July 1:

 

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

 

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
An extended conversation on Miya Ando’s Haku-Un (White Cloud) 4.8.1, featured in the installation Miya Ando: Clouds

Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can Music Series: Erik Friedlander’s Black Phebe Trio
Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

This summer’s concert series opens with Black Phebe Trio, comprising NYC-based cellist and composer Erik Friedlander with pianist and accordionist Shoko Nagai and percussionist Satoshi Takeishi. Friedlander describes Black Phebe as his “three trios in one” band. Nagai’s charismatic performance on accordion and piano/keyboards changes the feel of the group depending upon which instrument she’s playing. When she is on accordion the band is a world-music juggernaut playing virtuosic, mixed meter works or sweet folk songs. With Nagai on keyboard, the band is a piano trio or a classical chamber group.

 

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.

 

View more events in this series

 

Photo: Rachel Stern.

Expanding Universe | Lecture & Dance Demonstration
Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

In 1932, Isamu Noguchi, dancer and choreographer Ruth Page, and their friend the futurist R. Buckminster Fuller became captivated by Edwin Hubble’s discovery that our universe is an expanding, amorphous mass. Obsessed with this idea, Page assumed the role of “Miss Expanding Universe.” Noguchi made a sculpture with that title, an aluminum figure with outstretched arms and legs meant to hang from the ceiling, and Page choreographed a dance called Expanding Universe, for which Noguchi designed two royal blue, wool jersey sack dresses.

 

Following a 2013 exhibition at The Noguchi Museum, Space Choreographed: Noguchi and Ruth Page, the original sack dresses were discovered at The Chicago History Museum. Exhibition copies of the two dresses were subsequently commissioned by The Noguchi Museum for its collection. This presentation features Dakin Hart, Senior Curator at The Noguchi Museum, and Dr. Joellen Meglin, Ruth Page scholar, speaking about the sculptor and the choreographer and Meglin’s re-creation of Page’s dance. Former Martha Graham Dance Company member Jennifer Conley will pose as Miss Expanding Universe and perform an excerpt from the re-creation, costumed in the dresses.

 

RSVP required: [email protected]. This program is free and coincides with Community Day, with free admission throughout the day.

 

Image: Jennifer Conley performing Ruth Page's Expanding Universe, reconstructed by Joellen Meglin, courtesy of the Ruth Page Foundation, 2017. Costume after the original by Isamu Noguchi. Photo: ©Julie Lemberger / JulieLemberger.com.

Noguchi Talks | Miya Ando and Dakin Hart
Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Artist Miya Ando and Dakin Hart, the Museum’s Senior Curator, discuss Miya Ando: Clouds. Free as part of Community Day; advance registration is not required.

 

On view April 25–August 19, 2018, the works—suspended plate-glass sculptures internally etched with images of clouds—evoke Isamu Noguchi’s interest in sculpting ephemeral materials, and in using them to shape space.

 

Photo ©Elizabeth Felicella.

Community Day | Free Admission
Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

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

 

Schedule of events for June 3:

 

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

 

1–2 pm: Noguchi Talks | Miya Ando and Dakin Hart
Exhibiting artist Miya Ando discusses her installation Miya Ando: Clouds with Dakin Hart, Senior Curator. read more

 

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

 

3:30–5 pm: Artists at Noguchi | Expanding Universe
A conversation with Ruth Page scholar Dr. Joellen Meglin and Dakin Hart, with an excerpt of Meglin's recreation of Page’s dance Expanding Universe performed by Jennifer Conley. RSVP required to [email protected]. read more

 

4–5 pm: Center of Attention
An extended conversation on Oceane Delain’s Belle de Jour, featured in the exhibition Akari Unfolded: A Collection by YMER&MALTA.

Free First Friday - Extended Summer Hours
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

On the first Friday of every month, the Museum offers visitors free admission and tours in English and Japanese at 2 pm. Extended summer hours begin this month and continue 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

Participate in a conversation around Océane Delain’s Belle de Jour (2018), featured in the exhibition Akari Unfolded: A Collection by YMER&MALTA.
read more

 

Isamu Noguchi, Brilliance, 1982, basalt. Miya Ando, Haku-Un (White Cloud) 3.3.1, 2017, etched glass. Installation view, Miya Ando: Clouds, through August 19, 2018. ©The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, NY / ARS.

Art Museum Day | Free Admission
Friday, May 18, 2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Admission is free in celebration of Art Museum Day, an event organized by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) to recognize the role of museums as points of connectivity within communities.

 

Join us for a free public tour of the Museum, its collection and special exhibitions at 2 pm.