Public Programs Archive

Description: 

View our archive of past public programs.

Matrix code: 
04.03.01.01
The Company He Kept
Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 3:00pm

Guest curator Amy Wolf will discuss the women artists who befriended, collaborated and supported Noguchi early in his career.  Wolf will highlight the accomplishments of Marion Greenwood, Frida Kahlo, Ruth Page and Yuriko, widely admired in their time as a mural artist, a painter of self-portraits and a dancers/choreographers, respectively.  While these women were important to Noguchi personally, they also provided models of independence and ambition seeking out opportunities for themselves and their work in the early 20th century. 

From Documents to Pictures: The Making of a Children's Book
Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 3:00pm

Ballet for Martha: Making of Appalachian Spring tells the story of the collaboration among Isamu Noguchi, composer Aaron Copeland, and choreographer/dancer Martha Graham to create the iconic ballet Appalachian Spring. In this special program—intended for adults—co-author (with Jan Greenberg) Sandra Jordan, editor Neal Porter, and illustrator Brian Floca will introduce their acclaimed book and discuss their own collaborative effort to make Noguchi's, Graham's, and Copland's art accessible to a young audience. A slide show of sketches will accompany the discussion.

In Consideration of Becoming an Artist
Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 3:30pm

The exhibition, On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and His Contemporaries, 1922-1960 brings together primary source material in multiple formats. In a panel discussion moderated by independent curator and writer, Patterson Sims, panelists John Smith, Barbara Haskell and Joan Washburn will address the issues of research and the vital yet complex role that archives play in the development of an exhibition. The broader role of friendships and interconnected relationships, especially at the beginning of an artist’s career, will also be explored.

Poetry in the Galleries
Friday, November 5, 2010 - 5:30pm
The Geology of Sculpture
Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 3:00pm

Geologist Sidney Horenstein will lead a tour of the Museum considering the artwork through an unusual lens: the basalt, obsidian, granite, marble, and other stones that serve as the medium of so much of Noguchi’s work. Sidney Horenstein is Environmental Educator Emeritus at American Museum of Natural History, and leads occasional geologic tours of areas of New York City, including Long Island City.

Tristan Perich
Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 3:00pm

New York-based Tristan Perich is inspired by the aesthetics of mathematics and physics, and works with simple forms and complex systems. Mr. Perich’s works have been performed internationally by ensembles including Bang on a Can, Calder Quartet, and Meehan/Perkins, at such diverse venues as the MoMA P.S.1, Merkin Hall, and Joe’s Pub in New York City; Los Angeles’ Zipper Hall; and Lentos, in Austria, among others. He has received commissions from Bang on a Can, Dither Quartet, Yarn/Wire and Transit New Music. In 2004, Mr. Perich began work on 1-bit music in order to experiment with the foundations of electronic sound. This culminated in a physical “album,” which is a music-generating circuit packaged inside a standard CD jewel case. For his experimentations with 1-bit electronic music, Perich received the Prix Ars Electronica in 2009. In 2010, Rhizome awarded him a commission for a microtonal audio installation with 1,500 speakers. This year, he was a featured artist at Barcelona’s Sonar Festival, Mikrogalleriet in Copenhagen, and at the Addison Gallery, in Andover, Massachusetts.

Florent Ghys
Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 3:00pm

Florent Ghys French avant-pop composer-bassist Florent Ghys performed compositions from his new CD, Baroque Tardif: Soli, an EP of home-recorded, multi-tracked music which combines minimalism, modern classical and indie pop. Ghys' intimate music transformed the gallery space, offering a different perspective and new experience of Noguchi's sculptures. May 9, 2010: Peter Randall-Page: Sculpture Peter Randall-Page discussed his practice as a sculptor during the past three decades, with particular reference to a number of large collaborative projects in the United Kingdom. Having corresponded with Isamu Noguchi while he was still a student, Randall-Page also highlighted Noguchi's influence on his work.

Peter Randall-Page: Sculpture
Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 3:00pm

Peter Randall-Page discussed his practice as a sculptor during the past three decades, with particular reference to a number of large collaborative projects in the United Kingdom. Having corresponded with Isamu Noguchi while he was still a student, Randall-Page also highlighted Noguchi's influence on his work.

Guided Tour of the Garden with George Pisegna
Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 3:00pm

George Pisegna, Director of Horticulture at the Horticultural Society of New York, brings his unique knowledge or urban plantlife to The Noguchi Museum. Giving a guided tour of the Sculpture Garden, he will explore the various trees and shrubbery that contribute to the beautiful and serene setting of the Museum.

Screening of "Dirt! The Movie" and Talk with Bill Logan
Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 3:00pm

Arborist and author Bill Logan will screen and discuss the new feature-length documentary based on his book, "Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth". Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, "Dirt" brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has.