Public Programs Archive

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View our archive of past public programs.

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Noguchi Talks | Deborah Goldberg: Noguchi as Visionary Designer
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Art historian Deborah Goldberg will give a talk on Isamu Noguchi and his work in design. Goldberg’s unpublished dissertation on Noguchi’s early design work is the most important source on this incredibly significant, but still underappreciated, facet of the artists’ incredible creative versatility.

Free First Friday
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

On the first Friday of every month, admission is free and public tours led in English and Japanese are available at 2:00pm.

Noguchi Talks | Tour of the Museum with Architect Claire Weisz
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Claire Weisz’ firm, WXY Architecture, is currently helping The Noguchi Museum conceive and plan a hurricane-resistant archive and storage building. WXY’s recent renovation of The Drawing Center in Soho is that rarest of museum building projects: a right-sized makeover that is understated, restrained, and transformational. It should be required study for any board of trustees thinking about reworking their facilities.
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Noguchi Talks | Open House New York: Behind the Scenes Tour (Sold Out)
Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

This tour is now sold out.

 

As part of the 12thAnnual Open House New York Weekend, the Museum will offer guided tours focused on the history of the Museum building and giving participants a glimpse into its storage. Capacity is limited. For further information or to make a reservation, visit www.ohny.org.

Noguchi Talks | Open House New York: Behind the Scenes Tour (Sold Out)
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

This tour is now sold out.

 

As part of the 12thAnnual Open House New York Weekend, the Museum will offer guided tours focused on the history of the Museum building and giving participants a glimpse into its storage. Capacity is limited. For further information or to make a reservation, visit www.ohny.org.

Free First Friday
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

On the first Friday of every month, admission is free and public tours led in English and Japanese are available at 2:00pm.

Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can Music Series with Caleb Burhans
Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

This summer for the fourth year, The Noguchi Museum partners once again with Bang on a Can for an innovative performance series held in the Museum's celebrated sculpture garden.

 

Electric guitarist Grey McMurray and composer/ multi-instrumentalist Caleb Burhans partner for the last concert of the 2014 Music in the Garden series on September 14, with McMurray performing Burhans's works:

 

Caprice #2, Caprice #1, Caprice #8, Caprice #5, Caprice #6, Caprice #3

 

Hear more from Caleb Burhans with Evensong, his debut album as a lead composer and recording artist released by Cantaloupe Music.

 

Bang on a Can is dedicated to making music new. Since its first Marathon concert in 1987, Bang on a Can has been creating an international community dedicated to innovative music, wherever it is found. With adventurous programs, it commissions new composers; performs, presents, and records new work; develops new audiences; and educates the musicians of the future. Bang on a Can is building a world in which powerful new musical ideas flow freely across all genres and borders. For more information, visit www.bangonacan.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noguchi Talks | Tour of the Museum with Sculptor Rona Pondick
Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Artist Rona Pondick will lead a tour of the Museum, lending her unique perspective to the experience of seeing Noguchi's work. A New York City native and long-time Noguchi Museum visitor, sculptor Rona Pondick is among a select band of contemporary artists with the eye, hands, and imagination to practice what Michelangelo called disegno (total design). She is able, in other words, to make what she envisions.

 

As artists have become increasingly corporate entities—many working by conceptual remote control—the idea of artistic intent has become something of a slippery anachronism. Pondick's attention to detail, from structure to surface, makes her uniquely qualified to give visitors a high resolution look at Noguchi's work.

 

 

Image: Rona Pondick, Head in Tree, 2006-08, Stainless steel

Community Day
Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

On July 6th, August 3rd, and September 7, friends and neighbors are invited to visit the Museum for free admission and a variety of programsOpen Studio will take place from 11:00am to 3:00pm. A free public tour offered at 2:00pm, and from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, there will be a specialCenter of Attention conversation focusing on a single work of art.

Free First Friday
Friday, September 5, 2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

On the first Friday of every month, admission is free and public tours led in English and Japanese are available at 2:00pm. During spring and summer months, Free First Fridays also feature extended evening hours from 5:00 to 8:00pm with special programming, including Center of Attention (an extended conversation around a single work of art), and a cash bar with wine and beer. During select months, film screenings curated in collaboration with the Architecture and Design Film Festival will be offered.

 

 

This September's film selection will be EAMES: The Architect and The Painter, directed by Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey. The film will begin at 6:00pm, with Center of Attention at 7:00pm.

 

 

The Architect and the Painter is the first film about Charles and Ray Eames since their deaths and the only film to peer inside their collaboration, their marriage and the "Renaissance studio" they created in a gritty warehouse in Venice, CA. Narrated by James Franco, the film draws from a trove of archival material, primarily the stunning films and photographs produced in mind-boggling volume by Charles, Ray, and their staff during the hyper-creative forty years of the Eames Office. Family members and design historians help guide the story, but it is in interviews with the junior designers swept into the "24-7" world of "The Eamery", that a fascinatingly complex picture of this husband and wife creative team really emerges.