Public Programs Archive

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View our archive of past public programs.

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Free First Friday
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

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

 

Photo: Elizabeth Felicella.

Free First Friday
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

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

 

Photo: Elizabeth Felicella.

Public Tour with Artist Leah Raintree
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Visitors are invited to join exhibiting artist Leah Raintree on an hour-long walk through the Museum and her current exhibition, Another Land: After Noguchi. This conversational tour will introduce you to the Museum’s collection, and Raintree’s experience developing a relationship between her own work and Isamu Noguchi’s sculptures through photography.

 

Free with Museum admission. Advance reservations are not required.

 

Image: Installation view, Leah Raintree, Another Land: After Noguchi. Photo: Nicholas Knight.

Curator's Tour: Open House New York
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

We are pleased to participate in Open House New York Weekend, which provides access to the extraordinary architecture of New York and to the people who help design, build, and preserve the city. Visitors who mention OHNY at the front desk will receive free admission during the Weekend.

 

Free curator tours of the exhibition Highlights from the Collection: Design Into Art will be offered at 1 pm, both Saturday and Sunday.

 

Image: Installation view, Design Into Art, showing Noguchi's flat-packable Akari light sculptures. Photo: Nicholas Knight.

Curator's Tour: Open House New York
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

We are pleased to participate in Open House New York Weekend, which provides access to the extraordinary architecture of New York and to the people who help design, build, and preserve the city. Visitors who mention OHNY at the front desk will receive free admission during the Weekend.

 

Free curator tours of the exhibition Highlights from the Collection: Design Into Art will be offered at 1 pm, both Saturday and Sunday.

 

Image: Installation view, Design Into Art, showing Noguchi's flat-packable Akari light sculptures. Photo: Nicholas Knight.

Free First Friday
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

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

 

Please note: On this First Friday, the 2pm tour will be available in English only.

Public Tour with Artist Leah Raintree
Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Visitors are invited to join exhibiting artist Leah Raintree on an hour-long walk through the Museum and her current exhibition, Another Land: After Noguchi. This conversational tour will introduce you to the Museum’s collection, and Raintree’s experience developing a relationship between her own work and Isamu Noguchi’s sculptures through photography.

 

Free with Museum admission. Advance reservations are not required.

 

Image: Installation view, Leah Raintree, Another Land: After Noguchi. Photo: Nicholas Knight.

Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can Music Series with Martin Bresnick, Argus String Quartet & Friends
Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

On September 11, the Argus String Quartet & Friends will play a concert featuring the music of Martin Bresnick, in honor of the composer’s 70th birthday. Bresnick’s expressive and direct music has influenced a generation of composers, including many Bang on a Can regulars. The program is fancifully titled "Homeward bound with a lawyer-horse, mice, and a worker who reads," and will include his Going Home, String Quartet #2 (Bucephalus), Josephine the Singer, and Songs of the Mouse People. www.argusquartet.com and www.martinbresnick.com.

 

"Argus Quartet...played with supreme melodic control and total authority" Calgary Herald

 

The Argus Quartet is dedicated to reinvigorating the audience-performer relationship through innovative concerts and diverse repertoire – connecting with and building up a community of engaged listeners is at the core of the quartet’s mission. Argus recently began an appointment as the Yale School of Music’s fellowship quartet-in-residence and is the first ensemble to be mentored by the Brentano String Quartet in that capacity.

 

Press Release (PDF)

 

For the sixth year in a row, The Noguchi Museum partners with Bang on a Can to present an innovative performance series held at the Museum. This performance will take place in the ground-floor indoor gallery. Performances are free with Museum admission, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Image: Martin Bresnick. Photo by Mark Ostow.

Community Day
Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

The Noguchi Museum celebrates its neighbors by offering this annual series of Community Days in the summer, with free admission, and special programming and activities. Join us for the final Community Day for the 2016 season.

 

11 am–2 pm: Open Studio

A drop-in program for families with children between the ages of 2–11. Advance registration is not required. Includes educator-led activities in the galleries and hands-on art making workshops. In this Open Studio session, families will begin by exploring the contrast between light and dark in Another Land: After Noguchi, a project by Leah Raintree. Afterwards, families will explore drawing techniques in a dark studio with a dramatically lit sculpture as their model.

 

2 pm: Public Tour

An informal public tour of the Museum and its collection.

 

4 pm: Center of Attention

An hour-long conversation around a single work of art. This installment focuses on Noguchi's Contoured Playground, 1941, featured in Highlights from the Collection: Design Into Art.

 

Photo: Taylor Brown.

Free First Friday - Extended Summer Hours
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 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 culminate this month, with free gallery talks, and a cash bar and drinks in the garden in the evening. (Refreshments are free for Museum members.)

 

At 7 pm, please join us for Center of Attention, an hour-long conversation around a single work of art. In this installment, we will discuss Isamu Noguchi's 'Contoured Playground,' 1941, as featured in Highlights from the Collection: Design Into Art.

 

Photo: Taylor Brown.