First Fridays: Summer in the Garden

Friday, July 6, 2012 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

On the first Friday of each month in the summer, The Noguchi Museum offers extended hours and free admission. Visitors will be able to explore the permanent collection galleries, and enjoy a cash bar with wine and beer from 5:30pm to 8:00pm in the Museum’s celebrated outdoor sculpture garden.

Each evening of this year’s Summer in the Garden series will feature Center of Attention, an extended conversation around a single work in the collection, at 6:00pm followed, at 7:00pm,  by two short, design themed films. Films curated in collaboration with the Architecture and Design Film Festival.


This weeks films include:


Public Farm 1: The Making of an Urban Farm, Directed by Lilibet Foster
Entering MoMA PS1's prestigious Young Architects Program competition enabled WORK Architecture Company and the firm's founders, Dan Wood and Amale Andraos, to build their refreshing, ambitious--and winning--design for a giant, elevated, solar powered, self-irrigated, self-sufficient farm, sited in PS1's large entrance courtyard. The camera follows them as they tackle technical difficulties, clashing opinions, bad weather, and a tight deadline in order to succeed, all while becoming farmers. 


Ghost, Directed by Marcus Ricci and Soo Kim
Ghost is a two week design/build architecture program based in Kingsburg, Nova Scotia. Led, for more than a decade, by Brian Mackay-Lyons, Ghost brings together architecture students, practicing architects, contractors, and a team of instructors from all around the world. The result is a truly meaningful and lasting experience.