Public Programs Archive

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View our archive of past public programs.

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

On the first Friday of every month, the Museum offers visitors free admission and tours in English and Japanese at 2:00pm.

 

Photo: Katherine Abbott

Free First Friday
Friday, January 8, 2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

On the first Friday of every month, the Museum offers visitors free admission and tours in English and Japanese at 2:00pm.

As January's first Friday falls on a holiday when the Museum is closed, Free First Friday will take place on Friday, January 8.

 

Photo: Katherine Abbott

Noguchi Talks | "The Story of the Stones: A Record of Obsession in Four Vignettes" with Joseph Scheier-Dolberg
Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

This fall, as part of Museum of Stones, we have turned The Noguchi Museum's floating galleries (Areas 9/10) into a microcosmic outpost of the Asian Art Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This has been possible thanks to the support of Maxwell Hearn, Chairman of the Department of Asian Art, and our collaboration with Joseph Scheier-Dolberg, Assistant Curator of Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

Join Joe for a walk-through of this installation of rock-related masterpieces of Chinese Art--including a spectacular selection of scholars' rocks--from the Met's peerless collection. Joe will be presenting a short, walking version of his exhibition catalogue essay "The Story of the Stones: A Record of Obsession in Four Vignettes," a brilliantly engaging survey of Chinese petromania (rock madness) over the last 1,000 years.

Noguchi Talks | Another Land: Noguchi and Imaging Space in the Anthropocene with Leah Raintree
Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

In a collaborative program between The Noguchi Museum and Socrates Sculpture Park, artist Leah Raintree discusses her photographic series Another Land, a body of work that takes as its point of departure a 1968 sculpture of the same name by Isamu Noguchi. During the summer of 2015, Raintree responded to Noguchi's sculptural works in stone with a site-specific installation at Socrates Sculpture Park, followed by a series of photographs in reaction to the Museum's collection, treating Noguchi works as distant celestial objects. In her talk, Raintree will consider the evolution of space-imaging technology alongside increased understanding of human impact on the earth and how these lines of inquiry influence artistic production.

 

The talk will be followed by a viewing of Another Land at Socrates Sculpture Park, part of the Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition 2015.

 

Image: Leah Raintree, Another Land: The Roar, 2015.

Noguchi Talks | Poet Kay Ryan reading from her new Book 'Erratic Facts' and talking about rocks
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

'Erratic' is a geological term of art for boulders carried and deposited by glaciers--in manners and places so surprising as to have helped give rise to science itself. Kay Ryan's erratic facts, it may follow, are not stray pieces of trivia but displaced chunks of reality: momentous mysteries, with a rock-like solidity, capable of inspiring a sublimely productive wonder.

 

Kay Ryan is a former United States Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner who lives and writes in Northern California.

 

Her reading at The Noguchi Museum is being co-presented with the James Merrill House.

 

Please note that doors will open at 5:45pm for this event. The Museum will be closed during the day (for the Museum's regular hours, please see our Visitor Information page).

 

Image courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Special Performance | Japanese Music Ensemble
Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Under the direction of Curtis Patterson, the YIS High School Japanese Music Ensemble returns to the Noguchi Museum for two special performances in the galleries. Performances will include a selection of four contrasting late 20th century ensemble works for koto and bass koto.

Special Performance | Yokohama International School Japanese Music Ensemble
Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Under the direction of Curtis Patterson, the YIS High School Japanese Music Ensemble returns to the Noguchi Museum for two special performances in the galleries. Performances will include a selection of four contrasting late 20th century ensemble works for koto and bass koto.

Artists at Noguchi | A Performance by Stephen Lichty
Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 6:00pm

The Noguchi Museum has commissioned a new performance by Stephen Lichty on the occasion of its first museum-wide exhibition, Museum of Stones, in which Lichty is exhibiting an untitled sculpture combining stone and gesture. The performance will take place in the Museum’s floating galleries (Areas 9/10) amid a selection of scholars’ rocks and paintings of rocks on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Department of Asian Art.

Within the contemplative context of the scholars’ rocks, the artist will perform a solo movement composition in the round, exploring the concept of wholeness and the process of individuation. By folding latent forces and phenomena into consciousness and the performance, the artist hopes to engender new sensitivities to dance, architecture, geology, and landscape.

Stephen Lichty (b. 1983) lives and works in Brooklyn. He is represented by Foxy Production, NY.

Noguchi Talks | A Look Inside the Museum of Stones
Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

As part of the 13th Annual Open House New York weekend, the Museum will offer curator led tours of Museum of Stones, the first exhibition in the Museum’s history to insert the work of contemporary artists into the original Noguchi installation. The exhibition will include approximately fifty works by more than thirty artists, installed throughout the Museum. It will also feature an installation of fifteen Chinese rock-related objects on loan from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Reservations are required for this program. For further information or to make a reservation, visit www.ohny.org.

Noguchi Talks | A Look Inside the Museum of Stones
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

As part of the 13th Annual Open House New York weekend, the Museum will offer curator led tours of Museum of Stones, the first exhibition in the Museum’s history to insert the work of contemporary artists into the original Noguchi installation. The exhibition will include approximately fifty works by more than thirty artists, installed throughout the Museum. It will also feature an installation of fifteen Chinese rock-related objects on loan from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Reservations are required for this program. For further information or to make a reservation, visit www.ohny.org.