January First Friday

Friday, January 10, 2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Please note, January's First Friday programming has been rescheduled for Friday, January 10 due to inclement weather. 

Join us for The Noguchi Museum's final First Friday extended evening hours of the winter season. First Friday programming includes Center of Attention, an extended conversation around a single work of art, at 6:00pm, followed by a curated film at 7:00pm. First Fridays also feature pay-what-you-wish admission and a cash bar with wine and beer. This fall, the First Friday film series has been selected in conjunction with the exhibition Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi: Beijing 1930


This January, The Noguchi Museum will feature The Lost Magic of the Shanghai Art Studios. This film by Marie-Claire Quiquemelle and Julien Gaurichon documents the Shanghai Art Studios. One of the world's largest animation studios by the end of the 1950's, on par with Disney, Shanghai Art Studios completed its most complex and acclaimed animation, The Monkey King, just before the 1965 Cultural Revolution effectively halted its productions. Key players recount its boom years and downfall, including the director Te Wei, whose late 1950's animations were directly inspired by the ink paintings of Qi Baishi.