Noguchi Talks | Beginnings

Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Often referred to as his greatest work of art, Isamu Noguchi opened The Noguchi Museum to the public in 1985 and it remains the first museum in the country founded by an artist during his lifetime and dedicated to his own work. The Museum is comprised of two floors of gallery space and an outdoor sculpture garden. In the last decade, the Museum's second floor galleries have alternated between showcasing Noguchi's original installation of the gallery spaces and exhibitions highlighting Noguchi's work through the lens of his contemporaries and teachers, specific genres of his production, and his working process. Conversely, since the Museum's inception, the first floor has largely remained the way Noguchi left it, each work placed by the artist with purpose and intent.  


Heather Brady, Head of Education of The Noguchi Museum, will engage guests in a conversation surrounding recent changes to the Museum's original first floor installation. Visitors will have the opportunity to take an in-depth look at Beginnings (1985), a sculpture composed of five distinct stone elements, and explore Noguchi's interests in natural materials and space as sculpture. 


This program will take place in the Museum's first floor galleries.