Brett Littman, Director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, has announced plans to create a unified campus that will better preserve Isamu Noguchi’s work and legacy, increasing public access to the collection and enabling the Museum to expand its roster of exhibitions and public programs. With the original Museum and sculpture garden established by the artist in 1985 at its core, the expanded campus will also include a new 6,000-square-foot building to house the Museum’s collect
Beyond the Pedestal: Isamu Noguchi and the Borders of Sculpture October 5, 2018 – January 6, 2019 Portland Museum of Art Beyond the Pedestal: Isamu Noguchi and the Borders of Sculpture is a rare Maine retrospective of Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), the Japanese-American artist who became a central figure in the development of 20th-century American modernism. This exhibition of approximately 40 sculptures and 10 works on paper examines the ways Noguchi reimagined the possibilities of scul
Noguchi's Playscapes opens at SFMOMA on July 15, 2017. This exhibition explores Noguchi's ideas about the importance of public art as a means of encouraging social interaction and physical engagement with art. These concepts came together in the artist's work in the form of Playscapes, which he designed as playgrounds and stand-alone play structures. Through models, sketches, set designs, and archival images, visitors will be able to see Noguchi's vision for new experiences of art, education, an
As part of Asia Week New York, visit Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center currently on view at the Noguchi Museum in Queens, New York. The exhibition examines Noguchi's artistic output during his self-elected time at a Japanese internment camp. Self-Interned, 1942 brings together about two dozen works from the Museum’s collection, dating from before, during, and after Noguchi’s time at Poston, along with a substantial selection of archival documents. For more informatio
Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center opens Wednesday, January 28, 2017 at the Noguchi Museum in Queens, New York. The exhibition examines Noguchi's artistic output during his self-elected time at a Japanese internment camp, putting on display works from the museum's collection alongside archival documents. To learn more about the exhibition, visit the Noguchi Museum's website. To read a New York Times feature on the exhibition, click here.
Isamu Noguchi: Archaic/Modern is now on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The exhibition features seventy-four works made over six decades, reflecting Noguchi’s strive for timelessness through the abstraction of things, places, and ideas. The exhibition will be on view until March 19, 2017. On the museum’s website you can access more information.
This fall, Brooklyn Botanic Garden will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Gardens with an exhibition of sculptures by renowned Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi, organized in collaboration with The Noguchi Museum. The centerpiece of Isamu Noguchi at Brooklyn Botanic Garden will be a selection of six works sited in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden. Additional Noguchi sculptures will be installed in other spaces within BBG. The exhibition will be on view from Sept
The Long Island City-based Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum announced today that it will build an online catalogue raisonné for the pioneering 20th-century artist, which will be freely accessible to the public, and released the first set of works in the database, which numbers more than 300 complete works. An additional 1,000 pieces have partial entries. Catalogues raisonnés, which aim to collect all of an artist’s works, are used by dealers, collector, auction house specialists and ot