Hands-On at Noguchi: Collage with Handmade Paper

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Isamu Noguchi’s appreciation for paper began during his childhood in Japan, recalling the gifts of handmade paper that were exchanged during the New Year. He started working with washi (mulberry bark) paper in 1951 when he transformed the traditional paper lanterns of Gifu into light sculptures called Akari. Spend time as a group discussing the washi paper in the exhibition Akari: Sculpture by Other Means, and then join us in the studio to create a collage with handmade papers.


For ages 18 and older; previous experience is not necessary. Space is limited and advance registration is required. $20 members / $30 non-members; includes full admission to the Museum.


Isamu Noguchi, Study for a Doncho (Theater Curtain), detail, c.1953-54. Mulberry paper on plywood. ©INFGM / ARS