Hands-On at Noguchi: Shaping Soft Stone

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

In the mid-1960s Isamu Noguchi began working spontaneously with stone, embracing the unforeseen consequences of his process. He wrote, “Carving follows the possibilities inherent to the stone.” Learn about Noguchi’s artistic process through a close examination of his sculptures in the galleries. Then, explore techniques for carving soft stone in the studio using basic hand tools such as chisels, hammers, rasps, and sandpaper.


For ages 18 and older; previous experience is not necessary. Space is limited and advance registration is required. $35 members / $45 non-members; includes full admission to the Museum. Please contact [email protected] with any questions about this program.



Isamu Noguchi working on marble sculpture in Querceta, Italy, 1964. ©The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, NY / ARS.