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Isamu Noguchi: Biographical Documents

 

ISAMU NOGUCHI

 

SELECTED ONE-ARTIST EXHIBITIONS




DATES

Born 1904, Los Angeles, California

Died 1988, New York



2017

 

Noguchi’s Playscapes, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, July 15–November 26, 2017.

 

Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center, Noguchi Museum, New York, January 18, 2017–January 7, 2018.

 

2016

 

Isamu Noguchi: Archaic / Modern, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., November 11, 2016–March 19, 2017. (Catalogue)

 

Museum of Stones: Ancient and Contemporary Art at the Noguchi Museum, The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York, October 7, 2015–January 10, 2016.

 

Noguchi’s Playscapes, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, May 11–October 11, 2016. (Catalogue)

 

2015

 

Isamu Noguchi at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, September 8–December 14, 2014.

 

Isamu Noguchi: Variations, Pace Gallery, 508 and 510 West 25th Street, New York, February 20–March 21, 2015. (Catalogue)

 

Noguchi as Photographer: The Jantar Mantars of Northern India, Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, New York, January 8–May 31, 2015. (Brochure)

 

2014

 

Isamu Noguchi, Patent Holder: Designing the World of Tomorrow, The Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, New York, June 4–January 4, 2015. Expanded version traveled to: Dr. M. T. Geofrey Yeh Art Gallery, St. John’s University, Queens, New York, January 15–March 19, 2015. (Catalogue)

 

2013

 

Isamu Noguchi: We are the Landscape of All We Know, Portland Japanese Garden, Oregon, May 3–July 21, 2013.

 

2012

 

Hammer, Chisel, Drill: Noguchi’s Studio Practice, The Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, New York, October 3, 2012–April 28, 2013.

 

2011

 

Noguchi: California Legacy, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California, June 12–October 2, 2011.

 

Tracks: Animal Drawings from Noguchi’s Travels, The Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, New York, May 25–September 18, 2011.

 

2010

 

Isamu Noguchi: Between East and West, Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Andros, Greece, June 27–September 26, 2010. (Catalogue)

 

2009

 

Isamu Noguchi at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, September 14, 2009–Summer 2013.

 

Noguchi ReINstalled, The Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, New York, June 17, 2009–October 24, 2010.

 

From Plaster to Stone, The Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, New York, March 25–August 30, 2009.

 

What is Sculpture? Akari from the 1986 Venice Biennale, Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, New York, February 18–May 31, 2009.

 

2008

 

Isamu Noguchi, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, July 18, 2008–February 22 (extended through May 4), 2009. (Catalogue)

 

Highlights from the Collection, The Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, New York, June 18, 2008–January 18, 2009.

 

2007

 

Isamu Noguchi: Survey of Paris Abstractions, Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, New York, May 24–August 26, 2007.

 

Thunder Rock, Channel Gardens at Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, New York, February 12–April 6, 2007.

 

2006

 

Metamorfosis en barro: Noguchi en Kamakura, Fundación ICO, Madrid, October 20, 2006–January 7, 2007. (Catalogue)

 

Isamu Noguchi: Connecting the World through Sculpture, Yokohama Museum of Art, April 15–June 26, 2006. Traveled to: Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, July 8–September 18, 2006; Takamatsu City Museum of Art, September 29–November 12, 2006. (Catalogue)

 

2005

 

Isamu Noguchi: Energy out of Nothingness, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo, Japan, July 2–August 28, 2005.

 

2004

 

Isamu Noguchi: Master Sculptor, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, October 28, 2004–January 16, 2005. Traveled to: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., February 10–May 8, 2005. (Catalogue)

 

Isamu Noguchi: Sculptural Design, Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, Long Island City, New York, June 9–October 3, 2004.

 

Noguchi: The Bollingen Journey, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, June 8–November 6, 2004. (Brochure)

 

2003

 

33 MacDougal Alley: The Interlocking Sculpture of Isamu Noguchi, PaceWildenstein, 32 East 57th Street, New York, September 12–October 4, 2003.

 

Isamu Noguchi and Modern Japanese Ceramics, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., May 4–September 7, 2003. Traveled to: Japan Society, New York, October 16, 2003–January 11, 2004; Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, February 7–May 30, 2004. (Catalogue)

 

Noguchi: Contours, UBS Paine Weber Art Gallery, New York, April 10–June 20, 2003. (Brochure)

 

Noguchi: The Bollingen Journey Photographs and Drawings 1949–1956, The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, Long Island City, New York, February 13–July 28, 2003.

 

Isamu Noguchi: Sculpture in Stone, Steel, and Bronze, Lever House Plaza and Lever House Lobby Gallery, New York, February 1, 2003–February 28, 2006.

 

2002

 

Noguchi: Sculpture and Nature, Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, New York, June 29, 2002–January 13, 2003.

 

Zen No Zen: Aspects of Noguchi’s Sculptural Vision, The Isamu Noguchi Garden, Long Island City, New York, February 23–June 2, 2002.

 

2001

 

Isamu Noguchi—Sculptural Design, London Design Museum, July 19–November 18, 2001. Traveled to: Vitra Design Museum, Weil-am-Rhein, Germany, December 8, 2001–April 21, 2002; Maison de la Culture du Japon, Paris, September 23–December 14, 2002; MART, Roverto/Trento, March 14–May 4, 2003; Kunsthal Rotterdam, May 31–September 6, 2003; Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, April 17–mid-September 2004.

 

Relocated; Twenty Stones from Japan, Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, Long Island City, New York, April–October 2001. (Catalogue)

 

2000

 

Isamu Noguchi, Gallery Kasahara, Tokyo, October 2–31, 2000.

 

Isamu Noguchi: Working Metal 1940–1982, College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York, October 21–December 3, 2000.

 

1999

 

The Public and Private Worlds of Isamu Noguchi, University of California, San Francisco, October 25, 1999–March 15 (extended through June), 2000.

 

Isamu Noguchi: Beginnings, Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, October 4, 1999–October 1, 2001.

 

Isamu Noguchi: Stone and Paper, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, September 2–October 9, 1999. (Catalogue)

 

Isamu Noguchi: New Acquisitions from the Hall Family Foundation Collection, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, April 20–June 13, 1999. (Brochure)

 

Noguchi Y La Figura / Noguchi and the Figure, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico, February 12–May 10, 1999. Traveled to: Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, June 3–September 6, 1999.

 

A Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi, The Harn Museum, Gainsville, Florida, January 17–September 26, 1999.

 

1998

 

Twentieth Century American Sculpture at The White House Exhibition VII: Inspired by Rodin, Jascquline Kennedy Garden, White House, Washington, D.C., September 28, 1998–October 1, 1999.

 

Light and Shadow—Sculptural Resonance in Space: The Works of Isamu Noguchi from New York and Mure, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo, July 4–August 30, 1998. (Catalogue)

 

Isamu Noguchi: Stones and Water, PaceWildenstein, 32 East 57th Street, New York, May 1–June 26, 1998. (Catalogue)

 

1995

 

Isamu Noguchi: light sculptures, Musée des Art décoratifs, Montreal, Canada, May 18–September 17, 1995.

 

1994

 

Isamu Noguchi: Beginnings and Ends, PaceWildenstein, New York, December 3, 1994–January 21, 1995.

 

Noguchi at the Dance, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York, September 30, 1994–January 28, 1995.

 

Quiet Light: An Installation of Isamu Noguchi's Akari Light Sculptures by Tod Williams & Billie Tsien, The Gallery at Takashimaya, New York, July 20–September 17, 1994. (Catalogue)

 

Isamu Noguchi: Early Abstraction, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, May 12-June 19, 1994. (Catalogue)

 

Noguchi, Fundación Juan March, Madrid, April 14–June 26, 1994. Traveled to: Fundació Caixa de Catalunya, La Padrera, Barcelona, September 20–November 20, 1994. (Catalogue)

 

Noguchi: The Artist as Photographer, The Cooper Union Humanities Gallery, New York, March 29–April 29, 1994.

 

1993

 

Rolywholyover - A Circus for Museum by John Cage, Museum of Contemporary Art, 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, September 12–November 28, 1993. Traveled to: Menil Collection, Houston, January 14–April 3, 1994; Guggenheim Museum SOHO, 575 Broadway, New York, April 24–July 31, 1994; Mito Art Tower, Japan. October–November 1994; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA. April–June 1995; IVAM Centre Juilio Gonzalez, Spain, August–October 1995; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France. December 1995–February 1996.

 

1992

 

Dear Heartfelt Friend, Isamu Noguchi, Marugame Genichiro Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa, November 23, 1992–March 14, 1993.

 

Isamu Noguchi Retrospective 1992, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, March 14–May 10, 1992. Traveled to: National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, May 26–July 5, 1992. (Catalogue)

 

1989

 

Isamu Noguchi: Portrait Sculpture, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., April 15–August 20, 1989. (Catalogue)

 

Isamu Noguchi—The Bronzes: 1987–88, Gallery Kasahara Annex, Osaka, February 21–March 18, 1989. (Catalogue)

 

1988

 

Isamu Noguchi, Arnold Herstand Gallery, New York, 1988.

 

Isamu Noguchi: Bronze and Iron Sculpture, The Pace Gallery, New York, May 13–June 17, 1988. (Catalogue)

 

1986

 

Isamu Noguchi: What is Sculpture? 42nd Venice Biennale, American Pavilion, Venice, June–September 1986. (Catalogue)

 

Isamu Noguchi: Seven Stones, The Pace Gallery, New York, March 28–April 26, 1986. (Catalogue)

 

1985

 

Isamu Noguchi: Bronze Sculpture 1959-1962, Arnold Herstand Gallery, New York, October 30–December 14, 1985. (Catalogue)

 

Isamu Noguchi: Exhibit/Space of Akari and Stone, Yurakucho Art Forum, Tokyo; organized by The Seibu Museum of Art, February 1985.

 

Isamu Noguchi: Stones, Gallery Kasahara, Osaka, January 1985.

 

1984

 

Isamu Noguchi: 80th birthday exhibition, Sogetsu Art Gallery, Tokyo.

 

Isamu Noguchi: Exhibition of 26 galvanized steel sculptures, Gallery Kasahara, Osaka and Gallery Yamaguchi, Osaka, November 1983. Traveled to: Gallery Suzukawa, Hiroshima, February 1984; Sogetsu Plaza, Tokyo, April 1984; Basket Park Base, Oita, November 1984.

 

1983

 

Isamu Noguchi: New Sculpture, The Pace Gallery, New York, May 6–June 4 (extended through June 17), 1983. (Catalogue)

 

1982

 

Isamu Noguchi: Light Sculptures, Gallery Kasahara, Osaka, October 1982.

 

1981

 

Noguchi: Granits, basaltes, obsidiennes, Galerie Maeght, Paris, May 1981.

 

1980

 

Isamu Noguchi: 75th Birthday Exhibition—Recent Stones, The Pace Gallery, New York in conjunction with the Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, February 16–March 15, 1980. (Catalogue)

 

Isamu Noguchi: The Sculpture of Spaces, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, February–April 1980. (Catalogue)

 

1978

 

Noguchi's Imaginary Landscapes, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, April 23–June 18, 1978. Traveled to: Denver Art Museum, October 22–December 3, 1978; Cleveland Museum of Art, January 23–March 4, 1979; Detroit Institute of Arts, April 10–June 10, 1979; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, July 22–September 2, 1979. (Catalogue)

 

AKARI, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii, April–June 1978.

 

1977

 

Noguchi: The Sculptor as Designer, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 1977–January 1978.

 

1975

 

Noguchi: Steel Sculptures, The Pace Gallery, New York, May 10–June 20, 1975. (Catalogue)

 

1973

 

Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi, Minami Gallery, Tokyo, May 14–June 9, 1973. (Catalogue)

 

1972

 

Isamu Noguchi, Gimpel & Hanover Galerie, Zurich, November 1972.

 

Isamu Noguchi, Gimpel Fils, London, September 14–October 7, 1972.

 

1970

 

Isamu Noguchi, Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York, November 4–28, 1970.

 

1968

 

Noguchi: Shapes of Light, Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York, December 1968–January 1969.

 

Isamu Noguchi, Gimpel & Hanover Galerie, Zurich, October–November 1968. (Catalogue)

 

Isamu Noguchi, Gimpel Fils, London, July 9–August 24, 1968.

 

Isamu Noguchi, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, April 17–June 16, 1968. (Catalogue)

 

Isamu Noguchi: Brush Drawings 1930, Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York, April–May 1968.

 

1967

 

Isamu Noguchi, Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York, April 1967.

 

1965

 

Isamu Noguchi, Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York, March–April 1965.

 

1964

 

Isamu Noguchi, Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, June 1964. (Catalogue)

 

Isamu Noguchi: AKARI, Bonniers, New York, April 1964

 

1963

 

Isamu Noguchi, Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York, April 1963.

 

1962

 

Isamu Noguchi: AKARI, Bonniers, New York, 1962.

 

1961

 

Isamu Noguchi, Fort Worth Art Center, Texas, May–July 1961.

 

Noguchi: Weightlessness, Cordier & Warren Gallery, New York, May–June 1961.

 

1959

 

Isamu Noguchi, Stable Gallery, New York, April–May 1959.

 

1955

 

Sculpture and Drawings by Noguchi, Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, November–December 1955.

 

Isamu Noguchi: AKARI, Bonniers, New York, opened April 1955.

 

1954

 

Isamu Noguchi, Stable Gallery, New York, November 1954.

 

1952

 

Isamu Noguchi, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Japan, September 23–October 19, 1952.

 

1950

 

Isamu Noguchi, Mitsukoshi Department Store, Tokyo, August 1950.

 

1949

 

Isamu Noguchi, Charles Egan Gallery, New York, March 1949.

 

1942

 

Isamu Noguchi, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, July 1942.

 

1940

 

Isamu Noguchi, Honolulu Academy of Arts, May 1940.

 

1935

 

Isamu Noguchi, Marie Harriman Gallery, New York, January–February 1935.

 

1934

 

Isamu Noguchi, Sidney Burney Gallery, London, Summer 1934.

 

1933

 

Drawings and Small Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii; traveling exhibition organized by the Western Association of Art Museum Directors, 1933.

 

Sculpture and Drawings by Isamu Noguchi, Mellon Galleries, Philadelphia, February–March 1933.

 

1932

 

Sculpture and Drawings by Isamu Noguchi, Reinhardt Gallery, New York, December 1932.

 

Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi, John Becker Gallery, New York, February–March 1932.

 

Brush Drawings by Isamu Noguchi, Demotte Gallery, New York, February–March 1932.

 

1931

 

An Exhibition of Drawings by the Sculptor Isamu Noguchi, John Becker Gallery, New York, March 1931.

1930

 

Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi, Arts Club of Chicago, March–April 1929.

 

Fifteen Heads by Isamu Noguchi, Marie Sterner Gallery, New York, February 1929.

 

1929

 

Isamu Noguchi, Eugene Schoen Gallery, New York, April 1929.

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