November First Friday

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm


The Noguchi Museum offers extended evening hours on the first Friday of every month. 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 November, The Noguchi Museum will feature a compilation of footage of Sumi Ink Club. Sumi Ink Club is a participatory drawing project established in 2005 by Los Angeles-based artist Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck. Using traditional sumi ink, the club produces work cooperatively in meetings which are open to the public. Meetings of the Sumi Ink Club can be organized by anyone at any time. Several of those meetings will be featured as time-lapse video. In each of its permutations, Sumi Ink Club uses group drawing as a means to document and reinforce social interactions as they bleed into everyday life. Sumi Ink Club is non-hierarchical: all ages, all humans, all styles. 

Image: Sumi Ink Club, May 19, 2009, Los Angeles from