Public Programs Archive

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Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can Music Series: String Noise
Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Blurring the lines of classical and avant-garde, the “trailblazing” (Time Out New York) duo String Noise (Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris) will perform music by Georg Friedrich Haas (Fuga), David Lang (Warmth), Pauline Kim Harris (Sugar), Jessie Cox (Dark, Light), Paul Reller (Piss Rows) and Richard Carrick (Phosphene). The performance also features punk covers and the title work of their debut album on Northern Spy Records, The Book of Strange Positions, by 2018 Guggenheim fellow Eric Lyon. stringnoiseduo.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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Summer Streets
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 7:00am - 1:00pm

Rudin Plaza (Uptown Rest Stop)
Park Ave between East 51 and 52 Streets

 

Join us for an art activity at the Uptown Rest Stop during Manhattan’s Summer Streets. nyc.gov/summerstreets

 

Sculpting NYC Spaces
Isamu Noguchi wrote, “The sculptor is not merely a decorator of buildings but a serious collaborator with the architect in the creation of significant space and of significant shapes which define this space.” Inspired by Noguchi's public works, choose a NYC streetscape postcard and re-imagine the space by creating a superimposed drawing.

Community Day | Free Admission
Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

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

 

Schedule of events for August 5:

 

11 am–2 pm: Open Studio | Contour Drawing
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
Visitors are invited to engage in a conversation on the Akari Cloud installation featured in Akari: Sculpture by Other Means

 

Photo ©Don Stahl.

Summer Streets
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 7:00am - 1:00pm

Rudin Plaza (Uptown Rest Stop)
Park Ave between East 51 and 52 Streets

 

Join us for an art activity at the Uptown Rest Stop during Manhattan’s Summer Streets. nyc.gov/summerstreets

 

Sculpting NYC Spaces
Isamu Noguchi wrote, “The sculptor is not merely a decorator of buildings but a serious collaborator with the architect in the creation of significant space and of significant shapes which define this space.” Inspired by Noguchi's public works, choose a NYC streetscape postcard and re-imagine the space by creating a superimposed drawing.

Free First Friday - Extended Summer Hours
Friday, August 3, 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 the Akari Cloud installation featured in Akari: Sculpture by Other Means.

 

Isamu Noguchi, Akari A, D and F series (c.1954–71). ©The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, NY / ARS.

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.