The Noguchi Museum - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for The Noguchi Museum. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Robert Stadler “Solid Doubts”

    Robert Stadler “Solid Doubts”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2017-04-26 - 2017-09-03

    Continuing the Museum’s collaboration with contemporary artists of all disciplines, the category-defying works of Robert Stadler (Austria, b. 1966) are installed in tandem with Noguchi’s sculptures, raising...More »

  • poster for “Another Land: After Noguchi” Exhibition

    “Another Land: After Noguchi” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2016-08-10 - 2017-01-08

    Another Land: After Noguchi, an exhibition of six photographs by artist Leah Raintree, extends traditions of astrophotography and activates the other worlds inherent in Noguchi’s works, by reimagining...More »

  • poster for Tom Sachs “Tea Ceremony”

    Tom Sachs “Tea Ceremony”

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    • Media: Installation - Performance Art
    • 2016-03-23 - 2016-07-24

    The Museum’s 30th-anniversary programming culminates with an installation by celebrated artist Tom Sachs. This major exhibition is the first at the Museum to present work by a single artist other than...More »

  • poster for Isamu Noguchi “Functional Ceramics”

    Isamu Noguchi “Functional Ceramics”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2016-01-27 - 2016-07-24

    In honor of Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony, which will include a display of more than 300 of Sachs’ handmade porcelain chawan (tea bowls), the Museum will exhibit a selection of Noguchi’s more “functional” ceramics:...More »

  • poster for “Highlights from the Collection: Design Into Art” Exhibition

    “Highlights from the Collection: Design Into Art” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2016-01-27 - 2017-01-07

    Long before it was widely accepted to do so, Noguchi ignored the traditional distinction between “art” and “design.” This exhibition focuses on the permeable membrane between these categories in Noguchi’s...More »

  • poster for “Museum of Stones” Exhibition

    “Museum of Stones” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2015-10-07 - 2016-01-10

    Think of a circumstance in which rock and water rub up against each other: in a river gorge, along a coast, where a gutter empties onto a flagstone, or rain falls regularly on a travertine wall. At any...More »

  • poster for “Editing Area 5: A Re-installation and Progressive De-installation of Noguchi’s Bronze Gallery” Exhibition

    “Editing Area 5: A Re-installation and Progressive De-installation of Noguchi’s Bronze Gallery” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2015-06-03 - 2015-09-20

    When the Museum first opened, Area 5 was a gallery featuring 1960s-era bronzes. This summer it will be installed as close as possible to its original state—before the elevator went in, when the space was...More »

  • poster for “NOGUCHI + PRATT” Exhibition

    “NOGUCHI + PRATT” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2015-05-27 - 2015-06-28

    The Noguchi Museum will present a new exhibition of work by 30 graduate interior design students from Pratt Institute, a renowned New York City-based college that educates creative thinkers from around...More »

  • poster for “Highlights from the Collection: Iconic Display” Exhibition

    “Highlights from the Collection: Iconic Display” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2015-02-04 - 2015-09-13

    As part of its ongoing series of installations from the collection, the Museum presents Iconic Display. Whether we realize it or not, and whether we consent to it or not, the contexts in which we encounter...More »

  • poster for “Noguchi as Photographer: The Jantar Mantars of Northern India” Exhibition

    “Noguchi as Photographer: The Jantar Mantars of Northern India” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2015-01-08 - 2015-05-31

    As part of his extended tour throughout Europe, Asia, and the Far East, Isamu Noguchi discovered the eighteenth-century astronomical observatories in Delhi and Jaipur known as Jantar Mantar. These...More »

  • poster for Isamu Noguchi “Patent Holder: Designing the World of Tomorrow”

    Isamu Noguchi “Patent Holder: Designing the World of Tomorrow”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Product - Other
    • 2014-06-04 - 2015-01-04

    The proverb “necessity is the mother of invention” comes to mind with regard to Isamu Noguchi’s involvement in industrial design beginning in the 1930s. Noguchi’s efforts as a designer—he even started...More »

  • poster for “Highlights from the Collection: Noguchi Archaic / Noguchi Modern” Exhibition

    “Highlights from the Collection: Noguchi Archaic / Noguchi Modern” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-03-05 - 2015-01-11

    The only thing Noguchi loved more than the promise of the future was the sense of belonging to the Earth he derived from working with million and billion year old pieces of rock. Noguchi Archaic/ Noguchi...More »

  • poster for “Noguchi’s Early Drawings: 1927-1932” Exhibition

    “Noguchi’s Early Drawings: 1927-1932” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2014-02-05 - 2014-05-25

    Reflecting in 1973 on his formative years as an artist, Noguchi remarked “I seem to have lost my facility but I was facile at drawing. I could do anything. It was easy for me.” Noguchi’s Early Drawings...More »

  • poster for “Noguchi- Pratt Fashion: What Inspires” Exhibition

    “Noguchi- Pratt Fashion: What Inspires” Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2014-01-22 - 2014-02-23

    In the fall of 2013, juniors in the Fashion Department at Pratt were introduced to Isamu Noguchi’s collaborations with the avant-garde dancer/choreographer Ruth Page, for whom he created two royal blue,...More »

  • poster for “Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi: Beijing 1930” Exhibition

    “Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi: Beijing 1930” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2013-09-25 - 2014-01-26

    While en route to Japan for his first time since childhood, Isamu Noguchi paid an unexpected visit to Beijing (then called Peking) from July 1930 to January 1931. A fateful encounter with a Japanese businessman...More »

  • poster for “Space, Choreographed: Noguchi and Ruth Page” Exhibition

    “Space, Choreographed: Noguchi and Ruth Page” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2013-09-25 - 2014-01-26

    Space, Choreographed: Noguchi and Ruth Page was developed in a collaboration between The Noguchi Museum and The Ruth Page Foundation, building on a group of drawings Noguchi made of the great American...More »

  • poster for “Highlights from the Collection: Recent Acquisitions” Exhibition

    “Highlights from the Collection: Recent Acquisitions” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Ceramics
    • 2013-06-05 - 2013-09-01

    These pieces come from two major Japanese collections. Highlighted by the stunning “Love of Two Boards” is a major gift of works from Noguchi’s friend and collaborator, Tsutomu Hiroi, a famous kite-maker...More »

  • poster for “Area 5: Cut and Fold” Exhibition

    “Area 5: Cut and Fold” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography
    • 2013-06-05 - 2013-09-01

    Noguchi’s spatial intelligence (his ability to visualize in three dimensions) was extraordinary. He was capable not only of constructing an object composed of many elements in his mind, but rotating it...More »

  • poster for “Highlights from the Collection: Reworked” Exhibition

    “Highlights from the Collection: Reworked” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2013-06-05 - 2014-02-09

    This summer’s installation of highlights from the collection is organized around four instances in which Noguchi returned to an earlier body of work to rethink, redevelop, reproduce or restore it. The...More »

  • poster for "Hammer, Chisel, Drill: Noguchi's Studio Practice" Exhibition

    "Hammer, Chisel, Drill: Noguchi's Studio Practice" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Film
    • 2012-10-03 - 2013-05-12

    The exhibition will illuminate Noguchi's practice in six of the studios he used during the course of his career. These were located in Manhattan and Queens, New York; Querceta and Pietrasanta, Italy; and...More »

  • poster for "Highlights from the Collection" Exhibition

    "Highlights from the Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2012-06-06 - 2012-09-09

    A newly-selected installment of the ongoing Highlights from the Collection series opens in June. This exhibition will feature key works from the Museum’s collection, including sculptures in stone, a selection...More »

  • poster for "Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City" Exhibition

    "Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2011-10-13 - 2012-04-22

    Home to The Noguchi Museum and Socrates Sculpture Park, the Queens community where northern Long Island City and Astoria converge is a textured, mixed industrial and residential community. A resident...More »

  • poster for "Tracks: Animal Drawings from Noguchi's Travels" Exhibition

    "Tracks: Animal Drawings from Noguchi's Travels" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2011-05-25 - 2011-09-18

    Despite an enduring reputation as an artist interested in abstraction and spatial concerns, Noguchi avidly explored figuration and it informed much of his work. During his travels from the 1920s through...More »

  • poster for "Highlights from the Collection" Exhibition

    "Highlights from the Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2011-05-25 - 2011-09-18

    Complimenting the Noguchi Museum's permanently installed lower levels, selections from the Museum's Collections, including examples of Noguchi's steel sculptures and a number of collaborative stage sets,...More »

  • Isamu Noguchi "On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and His Contemporaries"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2010-11-17 - 2011-04-24

    On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and His Contemporaries, 1922–1960 explores Isamu Noguchi’s influential friendships with such seminal figures as artists Constantin Brancusi, Alexander Calder, Stuart...More »

  • poster for "California Scenario: The Courage of Imagination" Exhibition

    "California Scenario: The Courage of Imagination" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Architecture - Video installation
    • 2010-05-19 - 2010-10-24

    In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Noguchi’s landscape project California Scenario, located in Costa Mesa, California, the Noguchi Museum presents an exhibition documenting its conception and realization....More »

  • poster for Isamu Noguchi "Noguchi ReINstalled"

    Isamu Noguchi "Noguchi ReINstalled"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Furniture - Product
    • 2009-06-17 - 2010-10-24

    To formally commemorate the reopening of The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in its completely renovated state, the Museum will present Noguchi ReINstalled. While the Museum’s first floor galleries...More »

  • poster for "East and West: Between Past and Future" Talk

    "East and West: Between Past and Future" Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-05-10 - 2009-05-10

    The writer, art critic, and Brooklyn Rail publisher Phong Bui will moderate this panel on the context and form of Asian American art in the 21st century. Robert C. Morgan, Yun-Fei Ji and Tomie Arai will...More »

  • "From Plaster to Stone" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2009-03-25 - 2009-08-30

    Beginning in the 1940s, Isamu Noguchi began using small paper models as an aid in creating his larger biomorphic sculptures. Noguchi continued this practice for the rest of his career, using plaster maquettes...More »

  • poster for "What is Sculpture? Akari from the 1986 Venice Biennale" Exhibition

    "What is Sculpture? Akari from the 1986 Venice Biennale" Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2009-02-18 - 2009-05-31

    When Isamu Noguchi was invited to represent the United States in the 1986 Venice Biennale, he had been experimenting with the conventional Japanese lamp's mulberry paper and bamboo construction forms for...More »

  • poster for "Highlights from the Collection" Exhibition

    "Highlights from the Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2009-02-18 - 2009-05-31

    The Noguchi Museum presents a survey of over 20 works drawn from its collection, including a number of rarely seen sculptures. Objects representing many aspects of Noguchi’s career are installed in the...More »

  • "Long Island City, The Northern Edge: Its Future" Panel Discussion

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    • Media: Architecture - Art Talk
    • 2009-01-11 - 2009-01-11

    The Museum commences its 2009 series of Second Sundays programs with a panel discussion which will focus on the changing landscape of northern Long Island City. The panel will be moderated by Donald...More »

  • "The Second Sundays Series" Panel Discussion

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-01-11 - 2009-01-11

    This Sunday, January 11, the Museum will host a panel discussion focusing on the dynamic and changing nature of northern Long Island City. Donald Elliott, who held the position of New York City Planning...More »

  • poster for "Highlights from the Collection" Exhibition

    "Highlights from the Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2008-06-18 - 2009-02-08

    The Noguchi Museum presents a survey of over 50 works drawn from its collection, including a number of rarely seen sculptures, studies and models. Objects representing all aspects of Noguchi's career are...More »

  • poster for "The Full Figure and Portraiture 1926-1941" Exhibition

    "The Full Figure and Portraiture 1926-1941" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2008-02-13 - 2009-03-15

    The Noguchi Museum exhibits a full figure bronze sculpture, entitled Undine (Nadja), in its first public exhibition since the 1920s. Isamu Noguchi’s unique vision emerged in response to the Western figurative...More »

  • poster for "Design: Isamu Noguchi and Isamu Kenmochi" Exhibition

    "Design: Isamu Noguchi and Isamu Kenmochi" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Furniture - Product
    • 2007-09-20 - 2008-05-25

    Isamu Kenmochi and Isamu Noguchi first met at the architect Kenzo Tange’s office at Tokyo University June 24th, 1950. From August of that same year, Noguchi spent approximately two weeks at the Industrial...More »

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