First Fridays: Summer in the Garden

Friday, June 1, 2012 (All day)

On the first Friday of each month in the summer, The Noguchi Museum offers extended hours and free admission. Visitors will be able to explore the permanent collection galleries, and enjoy a cash bar with wine and beer from 5:30pm to 8:00pm in the Museum’s celebrated outdoor sculpture garden.

Each evening of this year’s Summer in the Garden series will feature Center of Attention, an extended conversation around a single work in the collection, at 6:00pm followed, at 7:00pm,  by two short, design themed films. Films curated in collaboration with the Architecture and Design Film Festival. 


This weeks films include:

Minka, Directed by Davina Pardo
Minka is a 16-minute documentary about a remarkable Japanese farmhouse and the memory it contains. It tells the story of how in 1967, an American Journalist and a Japanese student rescued the ancient house from the snow country of Japan, changing their lives forever. 


True to Form: Vladimir Ossipoff Architect, Directed by Bill Kubota
True to Form tell the story of twentieth-century modernist architect, Vladimir Ossipoff. Born in Russia, raised in Tokyo, and trained as an architect in California, Ossipoff exerted an influence on modernist architecture that looms over Honolulu, the Hawaiian Islands, and far beyond.