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First Friday at the Noguchi Museum

  • Jul 5, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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Join us for a cool glass of wine at the Noguchi Museum Sculpture Garden.


The Noguchi Museum offers extended evening hours on the first Friday of each month from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. First Friday programming includes "Center of Attention," an extended conversation around a single work of art at 6:00PM, followed by a film presented in collaboration with the Architecture and Design Film Festival, at 7:00PM.

First Fridays also feature pay-what-you-wish admission and a cash bar with wine and beer.


July's program will feature a series of short films. These films will be:

The Invisible Bicycle Helmet
by Fredrik Gertten

by Nadav Kurtz

Water from Above
by Gala Lutteroth Kochen

Canopy and Connection: United Visual Artists
by Sarah Keenlyside

Newtown Creek Digester Eggs: The Art of Human Waste
by David W. Leitner


Noguchi brought together East and West in a unique and distinctly poetic style. 
He was able to enrich his sculpture with an aura of magical suspension and inner glow that permeates throughout the museum.

Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988), an internationalist, traveled extensively throughout his life.  (In his later years he maintained studios both in Japan and New York.)  He discovered the impact of large-scale public works in Mexico, earthy ceramics and tranquil gardens in Japan, subtle ink-brush techniques in China, and the purity of marble in Italy.  He incorporated all of these impressions into his work, which utilized a wide range of materials, including stainless steel, marble, cast iron, balsawood, bronze, sheet aluminum, basalt, granite, and water.

To read more about Noguchi, and the Noguchi Museum click HERE

To read an interview with Isamu Noguch cionducted by Paul Cummings at the Artist's studio in Long Island City, click HERE


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