Public Programs Archive

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View our archive of past public programs.

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Members & Friends: Gimlets in the Garden
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Members and friends are invited to join us in the garden for cocktails by our Queens neighbors Astoria Distilling Company and Haber’s Tonic Co., and curator-led tours of our current exhibitions, Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center and Solid Doubts: Robert Stadler at The Noguchi Museum.

 

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Photo: Sara Luckey.

Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can Music Series: Alsarah & the Nubatones
Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Sudanese-born singer, songwriter, and ethnomusicologist, Alsarah, along with her sister Nahid on backing vocals, formed the Brooklyn-based quintet Alsarah and the Nubatones in 2010. Also including bassist Mawuena Kodjovi, oudist Brandon Terzic, and percussionist Rami El-Aasser, the group takes audiences on a musical journey through diaspora and migration from an urban perspective. Their self-coined “East African Retropop” sound combines original material with traditional music of central Sudan, inspired by their collective love for Nubian music and a genuine belief that soul transcends all cultural and linguistic barriers. alsarah.com

 

Presented in partnership with Bang on a Can, this innovative performance series is held in the Museum's outdoor sculpture garden. In case of rain or artist's preference, concerts take place in the galleries.

 

Performances are free with Museum admission, and seating is available on garden benches and floor mats on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

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Community Day with Special Guests: NY Day of Remembrance Committee
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

The Noguchi Museum celebrates its neighbors by offering this annual series of Community Days on first Sundays through the summer. Admission is free all day, with special programming and activities.

 

11 am–2 pm: Open Studio

Open Studio is a drop-in program for families with children between the ages of 2-11 that includes gallery activities and a hands-on art making project. This Open Studio session’s theme is Light and Dark.

 

2 pm: Gallery Tours

Join Tsuya Yee and Mike Ishii from the New York Day of Remembrance Committee for a tour of the exhibition Self-Interned, 1942. The group is committed to protecting civil liberties, and promoting educational and healing efforts related to the incarceration of Japanese Americans.

 

4 pm: Center of Attention

Participate in a conversation around Robert Stadler’s Pools and Pouf! (2004), featured in the exhibition Solid Doubts (on view through September 3, 2017).

 

Photo: Katherine Abbott.

Free First Friday - Extended Summer Hours
Friday, August 4, 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 hours continue this month, with a cash bar and drinks in the garden in the evening. (Refreshments are free for Museum members.)

 

2 pm: Gallery Tours

Join us for an informal public tour of highlights of the Museum’s collection.

 

7 pm: Center of Attention

Participate in an extended conversation around Robert Stadler’s Pools and Pouf! (2004), as featured in the exhibition Solid Doubts (on view through September 3, 2017).

 

Photo: Nicholas Knight.

Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can Music Series: Yuka C. Honda & Susie Ibarra
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 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 with Nels Cline (Wilco), Alex Cline, and Zeena Parkins where the musicians showcase the entire spectrum of sound. Susie Ibarra is known for her innovative style and cultural dialogue as a composer, improviser, percussionist and humanitarian. She is interested in the intersection of tradition and avant-garde and how this informs and inspires interdisciplinary art, education and public service. Ibarra creates live and immersive music that explores rhythm, Indigenous practices, and interaction with the natural world.

 

Presented in partnership with Bang on a Can, this innovative performance series is held in the Museum's outdoor sculpture garden. In case of rain or artist's preference, concerts take place in the galleries.

 

Performances are free with Museum admission, and seating is available on garden benches and floor mats on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

View more events in this series

Free First Friday - Extended Summer Hours
Friday, July 7, 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.)

 

2 pm: Gallery Tours

Join us for an informal public tour of highlights of the Museum’s collection.

 

7 pm: Center of Attention

Participate in an extended conversation around Isamu Noguchi’s Mother and Child (1944–45), as featured in the exhibition Self-Interned, 1942 (on view through January 7, 2018).

 

Photo: Taylor Brown.

Community Day
Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

The Noguchi Museum celebrates its neighbors by offering this annual series of Community Days on first Sundays through the summer. Admission is free all day, with special programming and activities.

 

11 am–2 pm: Open Studio | Suminagashi

Open Studio is a drop-in program for families with children between the ages of 2-11 that includes gallery activities and a hands-on art making project. This Open Studio session’s theme is Suminagashi ("floating ink"). Families will begin by walking around The Noguchi Museum investigating natural water patterns in Noguchi's sculptures. Then, families will work in the studio to create their own marbled papers using water and ink.

 

2 pm: Gallery Tours

Join us for an informal public tour of highlights of the Museum’s collection.

 

4 pm: Center of Attention

Participate in a conversation on Isamu Noguchi’s Mother and Child (1944–45), as featured in the exhibition Self-Interned, 1942 (on view through January 7, 2018).

 

Installation view, Self-Interned, 1942.

LIC Art Stroll: Socrates Sculpture Park and The Noguchi Museum
Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join the Long Island City Cultural Alliance (LICCA) for an Art Stroll featuring guided tours of Socrates Sculpture Park, including the special exhibition Nari Ward: G.O.A.T., again; and a history tour of The Noguchi Museum and the special exhibition Solid Doubts: Robert Stadler at The Noguchi Museum. The tour will be followed by a reception at The Noguchi Museum.

 

Rain or shine. Good walking shoes are strongly recommended. Advance tickets are required.

 

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To learn more about LICCA and to support its mission, contact Shannon Murphy at smurphy@noguchi.org.

 

Image: Installation view, ‘Nari Ward: ‘G.O.A.T., again.’ Courtesy of Socrates Sculpture Park.

Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can Music Series: Innov Gnawa
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 one of the "5 Bands You Need to Know in Brooklyn's Arabic Music Scene,” Innov Gnawa make great use of traditional repertoire, and add their own, contemporary spin with additional African and Latin percussion.

 

For the uninitiated, gnawa music is the ritual trance music of Morocco’s black communities, originally descended from slaves and soldiers once brought to Morocco from Northern Mali and Mauritania. Often called “The Moroccan Blues,” gnawa music has a raw, hypnotic power that’s played on an array of unique instruments – from the lute-like sintir that the Maâlem uses to call the tune, to the metal qarqaba (castinets) with which the kouyos (chorus) keep time and pound out clattering, hypnotic rhythms. innovgnawa.com

 

Presented in partnership with Bang on a Can, this innovative performance series is held in the Museum's outdoor sculpture garden. In case of rain or artist's preference, concerts take place in the galleries.

 

Performances are free with Museum admission, and seating is available on garden benches and floor mats on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

View more events in this series

Community Day
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

The Noguchi Museum celebrates its neighbors by offering this annual series of Community Days on first Sundays through the summer. Admission is free all day, with special programming and activities.

 

11 am–2 pm: Open Studio

Open Studio is a drop-in program for families with children between the ages of 2-11 that includes gallery activities and a hands-on art making project. This Open Studio session’s theme is Architecture. We will will begin by walking around The Noguchi Museum with floor plans to investigate how the form and function of the Museum complement each other. Then, families will work in the studio to design their own cardboard architectural models.

 

2 pm: Gallery Tours

Join us for an informal public tour of highlights of the Museum’s collection.

 

4 pm: Center of Attention

Participate in an extended conversation around Robert Stadler’s Cut_paste #8 (2015), as featured in the exhibition Solid Doubts (on view through September 3, 2017).

 

Photo: Katherine Abbott.