First Fridays: Summer in the Garden

Friday, September 7, 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 film will be:


My Playground, Directed by Kasper Astrup Schroder
My Playground is a documentary about movement, tricking, freerunning, and parkour --a sport on which you go from one city to another as quickly and efficiently as possible-- and its relation to urban spaces. This film features scenes with parkour masters Team Jiyo and interviews with urban planners, local politicians, architects, and philosophers.