Public Programs Archive

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View our archive of past public programs.

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Open House New York | Free Admission
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

Admission is free all day October 14–15 with special programming as part of Open House New York (OHNY) Weekend. Each October, this citywide event unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an opportunity to meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. Learn more at ohny.org.

 

1 pm: Curator’s Tour of Self-Interned, 1942

Join The Noguchi Museum’s curators Dakin Hart and Matthew Kirsch on a tour of the exhibition Self-Interned, 1942, which explores Isamu Noguchi’s voluntary incarceration in a Japanese American internment camp and the influences of the experience in his later work.

 

2 pm: Museum Tour
An educator-led tour focusing on the Museum's history, highlights of its collection, and special exhibitions.

 

3 pm: Architecture Tour with Jennifer Sage
Sage and Coombe Architects worked with The Noguchi Museum for more than a decade to preserve and modernize Noguchi’s iconic building and garden—allowing the Museum to remain open year-round and meet rigorous accessibility standards while maintaining its character. Join principal Jennifer Sage, FAIA LEED AP, for an insider’s look at the project, completed in 2016.

Open House New York | Free Admission
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

Admission is free all day October 14–15 with special programming as part of Open House New York (OHNY) Weekend. Each October, this citywide event unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an opportunity to meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. Learn more at ohny.org.

 

1 pm: Curator’s Tour of Self-Interned, 1942

Join The Noguchi Museum’s curators Dakin Hart and Matthew Kirsch on a tour of the exhibition Self-Interned, 1942, which explores Isamu Noguchi’s voluntary incarceration in a Japanese American internment camp and the influences of the experience in his later work.

 

2 pm: Museum Tour
An educator-led tour focusing on the Museum's history, highlights of its collection, and special exhibitions.

 

3 pm: Architecture Tour with Jennifer Sage
Sage and Coombe Architects worked with The Noguchi Museum for more than a decade to preserve and modernize Noguchi’s iconic building and garden—allowing the Museum to remain open year-round and meet rigorous accessibility standards while maintaining its character. Join principal Jennifer Sage, FAIA LEED AP, for an insider’s look at the project, completed in 2016.

Free First Friday
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

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

 

2 pm: Gallery Tours

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

 

Photo: Nicholas Knight.

Artists at Noguchi | Benjamin Kimitch: Ko-bu
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 6:30pm - 7:05pm

9:00–9:35 am: Sunrise Performance
6:30–7:05 pm: Sunset Performance

 

RSVP recommended: publicprograms@noguchi.org
Free program, museum admission included.

 

Directed and choreographed by Benjamin Kimitch, and conceived for Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, Ko-bu is a solo for Kimitch’s collaborator, dancer Julie McMillan. Reimagined here for The Noguchi Museum’s indoor-outdoor galleries around sunrise and sunset, Ko-bu seeks to create a sensory landscape in which to contemplate grief and loss through a series of articulated pauses and sustained images.

 

The choreography emerges from years of assembling religious images, in particular those of Flying Apsaras and Bodhisattvas featured in the historic Buddhist Dunhuang cave murals of northern China. The choreography is further developed through Kimitch’s research into the last compositions written by western composers in the classical music canon. Ko-bu is set to Charles Ives’ posthumously realized Orchestral Set No. 3, which serves as a poetic guide for the work.

 


Directed and Choreographed by Benjamin Kimitch
Performed by and Created with Julie McMillan
Clothes by TOME
Music by Charles Ives. Orchestral Set No. 3 (Movements I and II edited by David Gray Porter; Movement III realized by Nors Josephson)

 

Benjamin Kimitch is a fourth-generation Japanese American from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. His choreography has been commissioned, supported and presented by Danspace Project, The Kitchen, Roulette, 92nd Street Y, Movement Research at Judson Church, and Brooklyn Arts Exchange. Kimitch is currently Senior Producer at Performance Space 122, and a U.S.-Japan Exchange Curator with the National Performance Network. He holds a BFA in Dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and received additional training from Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance and Shanghai Theater Academy Traditional Peking Opera School.

 

Julie McMillan is originally from San Francisco and is a long time collaborator with Benjamin Kimitch. She holds a BFA in Dance and Economics from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and is currently a Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Candidate at Hunter College. She has previously performed with Summation Dance, Peninsula Ballet Theatre, and Moving Arts and has trained with LINES Ballet, NCSA, and the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Austria.

 

Photo: Monika Kratochvil. The creation of Ko-bu was made possible, in part, by the Danspace Project 2016-2017 Commissioning Initiative, with support from The Jerome Foundation, as well as a Danspace Project Production Residency supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Initial research for this work began as part of the Dance and Process series in 2015 at The Kitchen. Ko-bu premiered at Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, February 23-25, 2017, with original lighting design by Kathy Kaufmann.

Ko-bu is nominated for a 2016-17 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for Outstanding Performer, Julie McMillan.

Artists at Noguchi | Benjamin Kimitch: Ko-bu
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 9:00am - 9:35am

9:00–9:35 am: Sunrise Performance
6:30–7:05 pm: Sunset Performance

 

RSVP recommended: publicprograms@noguchi.org
Free program, museum admission included.

 

Directed and choreographed by Benjamin Kimitch, and conceived for Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, Ko-bu is a solo for Kimitch’s collaborator, dancer Julie McMillan. Reimagined here for The Noguchi Museum’s indoor-outdoor galleries around sunrise and sunset, Ko-bu seeks to create a sensory landscape in which to contemplate grief and loss through a series of articulated pauses and sustained images.

 

The choreography emerges from years of assembling religious images, in particular those of Flying Apsaras and Bodhisattvas featured in the historic Buddhist Dunhuang cave murals of northern China. The choreography is further developed through Kimitch’s research into the last compositions written by western composers in the classical music canon. Ko-bu is set to Charles Ives’ posthumously realized Orchestral Set No. 3, which serves as a poetic guide for the work.

 

Directed and Choreographed by Benjamin Kimitch
Performed by and Created with Julie McMillan
Clothes by TOME
Music by Charles Ives. Orchestral Set No. 3 (Movements I and II edited by David Gray Porter; Movement III realized by Nors Josephson)

 

Benjamin Kimitch is a fourth-generation Japanese American from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. His choreography has been commissioned, supported and presented by Danspace Project, The Kitchen, Roulette, 92nd Street Y, Movement Research at Judson Church, and Brooklyn Arts Exchange. Kimitch is currently Senior Producer at Performance Space 122, and a U.S.-Japan Exchange Curator with the National Performance Network. He holds a BFA in Dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and received additional training from Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance and Shanghai Theater Academy Traditional Peking Opera School.

 

Julie McMillan is originally from San Francisco and is a long time collaborator with Benjamin Kimitch. She holds a BFA in Dance and Economics from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and is currently a Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Candidate at Hunter College. She has previously performed with Summation Dance, Peninsula Ballet Theatre, and Moving Arts and has trained with LINES Ballet, NCSA, and the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Austria.

 

Photo: Monika Kratochvil. The creation of Ko-bu was made possible, in part, by the Danspace Project 2016-2017 Commissioning Initiative, with support from The Jerome Foundation, as well as a Danspace Project Production Residency supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Initial research for this work began as part of the Dance and Process series in 2015 at The Kitchen. Ko-bu premiered at Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, February 23-25, 2017, with original lighting design by Kathy Kaufmann.

Ko-bu is nominated for a 2016-17 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for Outstanding Performer, Julie McMillan.

Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can Music Series: Trina Basu, Arun Ramamurthy, and Rich Stein
Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Violinists Trina Basu and Arun Ramamurthy join forces with percussionist Rich Stein to create music that stretches across continents, bringing new perspectives to time honored traditions. Drawing from Carnatic and Western classical music, jazz, folk and contemporary improvisation, the group performs original compositions and arrangements that explore the beauty found at the intersections of their musical paths. The intuitive nature of two violinists allows for moments of unbridled spontaneity and intimate connection. Their sound has been described as raga-infused, gritty and graceful, folky and experimental.

 

Closing out the 2017 season of performances co-presented with Bang on a Can, this concert will be held in the Museum's outdoor sculpture garden. In case of inclement weather, it will move inside to the galleries.

 

Free with Museum admission. Seating is available on garden benches and floor mats on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

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Garden Dialogues: Ken Smith | The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Innovative landscape architect Ken Smith, designer of MoMA’s rooftop garden, will offer his distinct and usually entertaining insights on Isamu Noguchi in this one-time-only Garden Dialogue at The Noguchi Museum with Curator of Research, Matthew Kirsch.

 

Smith will examine the artistry and practicality of Noguchi's landscape design, from site planning to material choices and spatial arrangement. He will also contextualize Noguchi's design vocabulary with 20th century landscape architecture and its impact on contemporary practice.

 

This event is organized by The Cultural Landscape Foundation. Tickets are tax deductible and proceeds benefit The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s educational programs.

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Photo: Nicholas Knight.

Community Day with Special Guest: Artist Lynne Yamamoto
Sunday, September 3, 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

Families with children ages 2 through 11 are invited to join us for a free Open Studio session, Printmaking. After investigating textures found in nature and Noguchi's sculptures, participants have the rare opportunity to use special gloves and touch a Noguchi sculpture with the assistance of an educator. Afterwards, families will experiment with their own combinations of textures using styrofoam plates and a printmaking process in the studio.

 

2 pm: Gallery Tour with Special Guest:
Artist Lynne Yamamoto

Join Lynne Yamamoto for a tour of Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center. Yamamoto is an artist whose work is concerned with memory and place. She engages narratives of ordinary people, that open out to have larger implications historically and geographically. Significant projects have dealt with the experiences of diasporic Japanese in Hawai'i, with a particular focus on the lingering impact of the World War II years.

 

4 pm: Center of Attention

Participate in an extended conversation around Isamu Noguchi’s Yellow Landscape (1943), featured in the exhibition Self-Interned, 1942 (on view through January 21, 2018).

 

Photo: Katherine Abbott.

Free First Friday, Extended Summer Hours
Friday, September 1, 2017 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

On the first Friday of every month year-round, the Museum offers visitors free admission and tours at 2 pm. (Please note, today's tour will be offered in English only.)

             

Extended Summer First Friday hours culminate 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 and current exhibitions.

 

Photo: Nicholas Knight.

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.

 

For more information, email membership@noguchi.org.

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Photo: Sara Luckey.