Public Programs



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Daily Tours

Free educator–led gallery talks take place every Wednesday through Sunday at 2 pm, and are open to all individual visitors. Reservations are not required. On the first Friday and second Sunday of every month, gallery talks are also available in Japanese.


Hands-On at Noguchi

Hands-On workshops for adults (18 and older) encourage participants to explore their own creativity with materials and processes, while actively making connections between works on view in the Museum's galleries. Previous experience is not necessary. Space is limited and advance registration is required. To learn more or register, email or call 718.204.7088, extension 203.

View all Hands-On programs in the Calendar


More Upcoming Public Programs

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

On the first Friday of every month year-round, the Museum offers visitors free admission and tours in English and Japanese at 2 pm.


Extended Summer First Friday hours continue this month, with a cash bar and drinks in the garden in the evening. (Refreshments are free for Museum members.)


Photo: Taylor Brown.

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Innov Gnawa is a young musical collective dedicated to exploring Morocco’s venerable gnawa music tradition in the heart of New York City. Formed in the summer of 2014 by Moroccan expat Samir LanGus, the group draws on the considerable talents and expertise of Hassan Ben Jaafer, a Maâlem, a master gnawa musician, originally from Fes, Morocco. Hailed by Brooklyn Magazine as...

Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Yuka C. Honda is a Japanese composer/musician and producer residing in New York City. She is best known for the band Cibo Matto, which she co-founded with Miho Hatori in 1994. Her recent project Revert to the Sea, inspired by one of Honda’s favorite books, “Coin Locker Babies,” written by the Japanese writer Ryu Murakami in the 1980s, is a new work in collaboration...

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Alsarah is a Sudanese-born singer, songwriter and ethnomusicologist. Born in the capital city of Khartoum where she spent the first eight years of her life, she relocated to Taez, Yemen with her family to escape the ever-stifling regime in her native country. She abruptly moved to the US in 1994, when a brief civil war broke out in Yemen. Alsarah started her musical training at the age of 12...

Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Trina Basu and Arun Ramamurthy join forces to create a musical dialogue between improvisational string traditions. Well-versed in the rhythmic and melodic concepts of South Indian classical music and the harmonic language of Western classical, jazz, and folk music, the duo presents original compositions that explore the beauty found at the intersections of their creative backgrounds. The...