First Fridays: Summer in the Garden

Friday, August 3, 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:


Louis Le Roy: Endless Work in Time and Space, Directed by Beate Lendt
A portrait of the Dutch artist Louis Le Roy and his work ecokathedraal in a meadow in Mildam, in the north of Holland. Le Roy, who has been working on this project for more than three decades, discusses the philosophy behind his work and his idea of cities, nature, and the endlessness --and need for integration of--time and space. 


Monument to the Dream, Directed by Charles Guggenheim
The Gateway Arch, designed by Eero Saarinen, is a beautiful, historic monument dedicated to the early pioneers who developed the West. This film traces the construction of the Arch from an early concept to realization in October of 1965.